In the June 2001 Issue of VT, there was an article about "Trends
in Technology That Impact Volunteer Programs". At the end
of the article we asked you to send us your observations about
the impact of technology on your volunteer program. The response
was not much, so the webmaster thought of an easier way for you
to respond. She created a poll with one question so that you can
see instant results. If you do have other comments please send
an email to our Web Master at email@example.com. In your subject line
type "tech observations" to help the Web Master
filter the email. Enjoy the poll!
much has technology impacted your volunteer program?
a large amount
a moderate amount
none at all
The most effective leaders are those who are good at delegating.
Delegates free time for other tasks and it develops skills of
volunteers. When should you delegate? Here are some tips to help
Ever have a day where you think you are alone in the world?
Take heart, working with volunteers is a global universal. The
chart below only provides employment figures for the nonprofit
sector. It does not include the thousand of folks who work in
government based volunteer programs or corporate volunteer programs.
The international Association for Volunteer Administration
will hold its annual conference, Oct. 3-6 at the downtown Sheraton
Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Based on the theme "Mosaic
2001," the conference will offer a variety of speakers, workshops
and networking opportunities with particular focus on diversity,
technology, partnership and professionalism. Highlights of the
There will be a discount on the conference registration fee
through Aug. 24. To request a registration booklet, call 804.346.2266,
write to AVA at firstname.lastname@example.org or P.O. Box 32092, Richmond,
VA 23294 USA. Visit http://www.avaintl.org
Washington State University offers
a Volunteer Management Certification Program through the Internet.
Individuals around the world can earn a certificate in managing
or coordinating volunteers, without leaving home.
For more information, visit Volunteer
Today's Portal site, Internet Resources. Look for the Washington
State University listing. There is a hot link to their Web site.
The National Association of Volunteer
Programs in Local Government (NAVPLG) is an association of administrators,
coordinators and directors of volunteer programs in local government.
Its purpose is to strengthen volunteer programs in local government
through leadership, advocacy, networking and information exchange.
NAAVPLG is an affiliate of the National Association of Counties
and is seeking affiliate status with the National League of Cities.
Cost is $20 for individuals and
$75 for group local government membership. An affiliate membership
is $25 and is intended for those who are not local government
members but may have an interest in the group. There is a quarterly
newsletter, national network, and access to NACo's Volunteerism
For more information contact Glenis
Chapin, who is a member of the Executive Committee. She can be
reached by phone at 503-588-7990. Be sure to mention you read
about this in Volunteer Today.