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| Katrina: Manager of Volunteers
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Organizations Requesting Respite Volunteer Managers
Do you manage a volunteer program in one of the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina? If so, wed like to give you a respite its as simple as that.
As experienced managers of volunteers ourselves, we recognize the primary traits that make for good ones the ability to multi-task and an unrelenting urge to just keep going like the Energizer bunny. Some of us, though most of us wont admit it out loud, are pretty possessive about our programs and would be very reluctant to give them over to a stranger, even on a temporary basis. But, thats what were encouraging you to do.
We hope that, by now, youre aware that there are wonderful people all across this country that are looking for a tangible way to help you, your family, your friends and neighbors recover from this tragic event. Those people include experienced managers of volunteers who are willing to give you a break for a week or two giving you the time to check on your own family and friends, recover from that summer cold, take a nap, do whatever youve neglected as youve helped our Southern neighbors begin their recovery.
The names of managers of volunteers have been collected who are willing to relieve you for a brief time. We just need nonprofit organizations or volunteer programs to tell us they would like a Respite Corps volunteer. We are ready to share names and background information.
And, if we did not say it before, thanks for the hours, organization, challenges, and efforts of the last weeks.
VolunteerToday does not guarantee placement with individuals and is not responsible for actual matches. The screening and choice of a respite volunteer manager is entirely up to you and your organization. Volunteer Today is only the facilitator. (We wouldn't presume to select someone for you only you know your particular needs.).
VolunteerToday accepts no responsibility for verifying the qualifications of the person volunteering for a respite placing that verification is entirely the responsibility of the requesting organization.
Click here to fill out the "Organizations Requesting Respite Volunteer Managers" Form.
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