Develop a process for building on an existing volunteer program and to anticipate how to best manage these specialized volunteers. From the Corporation for National and Community Service.
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To meet the ever-growing needs of the U.S.' most vulnerable citizens by encouraging and supporting local efforts to expand the delivery of pro bono legal services, and "by showcasing the great difference that pro bono lawyers make to the nation, its system of justice, its communities and, most of all, to the clients they serve." Includes a volunteer opportunities function for lawyers seeking to do pro bono work. Links to State Pro Bono Programs.
About all things related to association management, from ASAE (American Society for Association Executives). Was previously called "Acronym" and that archive is still accessible at http://blogs.asaecenter.org/Acronym/.
An initiative to recruit people with finance skills to volunteer support to microfinance and technology sector developmentsaround the world. Sponsored by the Grameen Foundation. Also see the Points of Light case study on this initiative.
Career Volunteer is "here to make it easier for you to search and recruit trustees, skilled volunteers, potential mentors, and Board Members for your charity, NGO or social enterprise...By skilled volunteers we mean people who can provide pro bono assistance in specialist areas - marketing, finance, fundraising, strategy or people with technical abilities in other professions." Career Volunteer gives you access to fully funded expertise and Board-level skills from outside the sector, provided on a pro bono basis -- candidates are drawn from large corporates participating and funding the programme. Also have an interesting blog, "Volunteers do it for free" athttp://blog.careervolunteer.co.uk/
Fascinating program in the UK offering a group of professional trainers who have volunteered to give their time free of charge to registered charities to help them "make a bigger difference by making their training budget go further."
Based in Hungary and with a $250,000 starting grant, HashtagCharity (#Charity) claims to already have signed up 600 technology/Web-skilled volunteers and will match them to small nonprofits anywhere in the world. What's unique is that they have created a way to mine the volunteers' profiles on LinkedIn to determine successful matches with projects. Check it out and see if you can get some expert help.
Creatives Without Borders (CWB) is a French-registered nonprofit organization that operates internationally as "a collective that connects designers, thinkers and doers with nonprofit associations in need of creative expertise. Our mission is to change the world by empowering nonprofits through creative projects." Nonprofits can post a project that someone with creative talents can fill as a volunteer.
The Pipeline, Profession & Practice: Community-Based Dental Education Program operates under the auspices of the National Program Office (NPO) located at the Center for Community Health Partnerships at Columbia University Medical Center . It is funded to expand dental services to poor and underserved populations.
Since 1971, some 15,000 MSF volunteers have provided medical relief to the victims of natural disaster and war in over 80 countries. When medical relief is not enough to save lives, volunteers speak out and advocate on "forgotten" and "hot news" issues alike.
National Association of Asian American Professionals
The largest and fastest growing Asian American professional organization in the U.S. and Canada , "forging leaders of tomorrow through professional development, cultural awareness, and community service."
Compiled by the Resource Center of the Corporation for National and Community Service, this page links to a wealth of learning materials on pro bono volunteering, including the Nonprofit Readiness Toolkit for Pro Bono Volunteering.
The United Nations Information Technology Service, promotes volunteer involvement as fundamental to efforts focused on information and communications technologies for development ( ICT4D ). United Nations Volunteers service coordinates this UN ICT initiative.
Established in 1969, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York City is the pioneer in arts-related legal aid and educational programs about the legal and business issues that affect artist and arts organizations. They provide a national VLA Directory by state to assist the arts community in areas outside of the New York region and recommend contacting your local and state arts council and bar association if seeking information and access to services.
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Sprinkled with true stories of innovative volunteer engagement, best-practice tips, and perspectives from agency leaders and volunteers, this book will change how you think about engaging highly-skilled volunteers.
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Submitted by Geraldine Hyland, The Canadian Payroll Association
I coordinate volunteers in a professional trade association setting which provides leadership in advocacy and education. In effect, these are busy people who give of their valuable time and use their skills to better serve their profession. I am the 'glue' so to speak which binds the Volunteer Management Committee together. I do not supervise as much as support and counsel these volunteers. Is there anybody out there who has the same type of role in a professional or trade association?? If so I'd love to share ideas!! email@example.com
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