Volunteers can be the catalyst for ensuring that community needs are met, yet many nonprofits lack the resources to adequately prepare for volunteer involvement. As a result, volunteers are often underutilized and can become discouraged by poorly managed opportunities. Use your professional skills to empower a nonprofit to fully harness the time and talent of much-needed volunteers, by creating the nuts and bolts of an effective volunteer program.
VIP Volunteer Management Corps (VMC) program connects professionals to nonprofits across Washington State needing to strengthen the ways in which they engage volunteers. 501 Commons is currently recruiting nonprofit professionals with experience in either volunteer management, human resources, fund development, board development, or project management. As part of this opportunity, consultants will also receive our volunteer management best practices training.
You will be paired with another volunteer consultant and matched with a local nonprofit to assess and address key issue areas of the organization’s volunteer program. Consultants will volunteer at a total of 25 hours over the course of four months (June- September 2020). Some weekday availability is required, though much of the work can be completed remotely. Your consulting efforts will equate to a $5,000 in-kind donation to the organization you are partnered with!
Interested in volunteering? Questions? Please contact Stephanie Heffner to set-up a time to talk further about this opportunity.
To learn more about VIP Volunteer Management Corps, please visit https://www.501commons.org/engage/VMC
VMC Summer 2020 program dates: Consultants will be required to attend the following online events as part of Volunteer Management Corps: