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LOCAL GOVERNMENT VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS
This page is devoted to the management of volunteer programs at the local level, including information for cities, counties, boards, commissions, and districts.
State Government Page
Federal Government Page
Military Government Page
Urban Institute A Great Resource
Much of what happens in our society affects volunteerism.
The Urban Institute is a good resource
to keep abreast of changes and realties of our communities.
Advisory Committees: A Source of Support
Many volunteer program managers are swamped! An Advisory
Committee, also known as a Support Committee, is a great way to alleviate
some of the pressure. The purpose of the Volunteer Advisory Committee
is to advise and assist the organization through its director of volunteers
to provide a volunteer program that maximizes the talents and skills of
volunteers in fulfilling the organizational mission and improving the
Helpful Communication Techniques when Dealing with Paid Staff
As mangers of volunteer programs we rely on other staff
to supervise and work well with volunteers. This does not always happen.
One issue that often arises is that paid staff do not have enough work
for volunteers to do. This causes frustration for all involved.
The author of the Local Government Volunteer Programs page is Georgean C. Johnson-Coffey, M. Ed.
P.O. Box 15118 * Fort Wayne, IN 46885-5118 * Phone: 260-338-1414 * Fax: 260-338-1707
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org * Website: http://www.bluevisiontraining.com
ASSOCIATION FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT VOLUNTEER MANAGERS SEEKS MEMBERS
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. NAVPLG 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 Project. For more information contact Robin Popik, who is a Volunteer Resource Supervisor. She can be reached by phone at 972-941-7114. Be sure to mention you read about this in Volunteer Today.
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