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MILITARY VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

This page is devoted to the management of volunteer programs at the military level, including information for all branches of the armed services.

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Army Corps of Engineers Recruits Online
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Army Corps of Engineers Recruits Online

Looking for an example of how to recruit volunteers online. Visit the US Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District office volunteer clearinghouse page at http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/volunteer/.

This site is a nationwide, toll free hotline number for individuals who are interested in volunteering their time with the Corps. By calling the hotline a potential volunteer can express interest in any Corps project nationwide. The Clearinghouse in turn, gives the individual a point of contact for the area they have requested, as well as written information about volunteer opportunities there. Nashville has capitalized on this location and provides a straightforward access to the positions available in the District. It is a clear and easy to maneuver site.


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Get the Word Out

New research shows that 47% of today's volunteers make their initial contact with an organization through something online. It might be a web site, or one of the "matching" services. Your program can attract more volunteers by listing available positions with one of the three services.

Volunteer Match is an online network of participating nonprofits, VolunteerMatch attracts thousands of volunteers every day. They help organizations find volunteers. (http://www.volunteermatch.org/)

Volunteer Solutions is a Volunteer Matching Application that helps connect individuals to volunteer opportunities in their community. It is sponsored by United Way. (http://www.volunteersolutions.org/)

1-800-Volunteer.org is a national database to bring nonprofits and volunteers together. It is sponsored by the Points of Light Foundation. (http://www.1-800-volunteer.org/1800Vol/OpenIndexAction.do)


This month's author is Nancy Macduff, managing editor of VolunteerToday.com, consultant and author. She can be reached by phone at: 509-529-0244 or by email at: editor@volunteertoday.com.

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