Posts for September, 2014
By Brian Agnew, spring and summer 2014 Bank of America Service Leadership Fellow with Reimagining Service - Focus volunteer engagement on true community needs. Nonprofits put substantial effort seeking financial resources to fill a high priority need, and this philosophy can also be applied to volunteer resources. An important step in this process is for the community, or in many cases nonprofits, to gain clarity on what is most needed for impact, and designing volunteer opportunities to reflect the need. Volunteer interests and/or availability should not drive the type of service provided; instead, community needs should direct the service provided and the “right” mix of volunteers should be recruited to fill appropriate roles.