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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
Case Foundation Report on Civic Engagement
Getting citizens more involved in the civic life
and health of their communities must begin with citizens themselves, according
to "Citizens at the Center: A New Approach to Civic Engagement,"
written by Dr. Cynthia Gibson and commissioned by the Case Foundation.
This interesting report can be downloaded from:
Volunteer Orientation Topics
Preparing volunteers for success is an important role for managers of volunteer resources. An important first step is the orientation. Here is a list not exhaustive, of course of topics to cover at a volunteer orientation.
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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