2 Volunteer San Diego History Volunteer Center of San Diego, a division of the United Way 2000 Volunteer Center separated from the United Way 2002 The Center merges with San Diego Cares, becomes Volunteer San Diego Mission Volunteer San Diego creates lasting community impact through meaningful individual and group volunteer action. Strategy Mobilizing volunteers to make a difference in their communities Assisting community organizations and businesses in developing successful volunteer programs Promoting the power of volunteerism and community service
3 Our Programs Volunteer San Diego has six main programs: Community Organization Support Services Volunteer Referral Services Flexible Volunteer Program (Flex) Corporate Volunteer Event Coordination (CVEC) Serve-a-thon Disaster Services
4 Community Organization Support Services How can Volunteer San Diego support your volunteer program? Standard Services (Free): Unlimited posting of volunteer opportunities on Volunteer San Diego s (VSD) website Volunteer project submission for annual VSD events and special volunteer guides, such as the annual holiday guide Volunteer management e-newsletter and discussion group Resources and opportunities to learn from other volunteer managers Volunteer managers are eligible to be nominated for the Dee Warford-Kutch Award. This award is given annually to an outstanding volunteer manager.
5 Cost: $150 annually Half-hour consultation on volunteer management Personalized attention to address volunteer management needs Free museum passes for volunteers, celebrating National Volunteer Week in April Priority listing of your volunteer opportunities in the Union-Tribune and eligibility to be highlighted in Our City magazine. Superhero of the Month Award nomination Outstanding volunteer featured in VSD e-newsletter Free Roundtable Discussions and discounts on workshops and trainings
6 Community Organization Support Services: Volunteer Administrators Network Volunteer Administrators Network Goal: to support local volunteer managers through continuing education and collaborative activities and to advance the field of volunteer management. Offers training and professional development Provides a forum for addressing issues concerning volunteers and volunteer programs Advocates for the advancement of volunteerism Encourages networking Recognizes and supports volunteer management as a profession The Volunteer Administrators Network Advisory Council: Made up of experienced volunteer managers and paid members are eligible to join. The council determines and plans the course of the educational, outreach, and networking activities throughout the year.
7 Monthly Roundtable Discussions provide: Volunteer Administrators Network Trainings Volunteer Management 101 Annual Two-Day Training An opportunity to network with those who work with volunteers or run volunteer programs. A new topic each month. If you know about this topic, please come as an expert. A place to discuss your pressing issues and share experiences. Bring your lunch, business cards, and ideas! Volunteer San Diego and the Volunteer Administrators Network members address: Volunteer Management Basics Pertinent Issues, such as: how to successfully recruit volunteers, how to deal with difficult volunteers, and much more! Fun and interactive training. VSD provides lunch, a binder to take away, and valuable resources!
8 Trainings, Continued Consultations and Specialized Trainings Each organization has unique volunteer management needs. Volunteer San Diego can help address your organization s specific needs. Speaker Series Brings knowledgeable speakers from the field of nonprofit and volunteer management to present on and discuss pertinent issues in volunteerism Past Speakers: Betty Stallings, Jill Friedman Fixler, and Martin J. Cowling. Past Topics Include: Recession-Proofing Your Volunteer Program Building a Dream Team Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Collaborate Today, Thrive Tomorrow
9 Volunteer Referral Services Volunteer San Diego can refer volunteers to your organization through: Website: Phone - Volunteer Hotline All Projects Posted on VSD s website also feed Into: Serve.gov, California Volunteers, and the HandsOn Network Volunteer San Diego can help you find volunteers for: One-time Special Calendared Events Ongoing Volunteer Needs Skill-based, Long-term Projects
10 How do Volunteer Referrals Work? 1) Volunteer Finds Project on Website. 2) Volunteer Clicks on Express Interest 3) Volunteer and Organization Contact receive each other s contact information via 4) Organization contacts volunteer.
11 Flexible Volunteer Program (Flex) Flex Projects: Are ongoing and occur weekly, monthly, or quarterly Involve direct, hands-on, meaningful activities Are tailored for the busy volunteer and occur mainly on evenings and weekends. Allow volunteers to go through an online orientation and immediately sign up on Volunteer San Diego s website. If your organization s project qualifies for the program, Volunteer San Diego will: Appoint a well-screened, trained, volunteer team leader to manage and supervise the project Recruit volunteers Provide a group of volunteers on a regular basis to help meet your organization s needs
12 Corporate Volunteer Event Coordination Volunteer San Diego has more then 30 years of experience in planning and managing volunteer projects. Member organizations can create wishlists or proposals for corporate projects. Paid members get priority for CVEC projects. VSD has worked with hundreds of companies and groups, helping them coordinate volunteer events while saving organizations time and money by handling all aspects of the process on your organization s behalf. We worry about the details so you don t have to! Past projects include: Courtyard cleanup and beautification at The Arc of San Diego Off-site backpack and baby basket assembly & donation to the Armed Services YMCA Spa and Bingo Day with the Guardian Angel Program at Aegis Living
13 Serve-a-thon Volunteer San Diego s largest service and fundraising event of the year. Serve-a-thon (formerly known as Hands On San Diego) is an event that mobilizes thousands of volunteers as they strengthen their community and complete projects throughout the county during a two day event each October. Volunteer San Diego will provide trained site captains to manage projects. Each spring, partner organizations are eligible to submit projects for Serve-a-thon.
14 Disaster Services Disaster Services include: Maintaining channels for routing volunteers to responding organizations in either a disaster or public emergency. Providing volunteer help to community organizations throughout the recovery process. Coordinating with community organizations in educating the public about disaster preparedness volunteer opportunities. Supporting underserved communities through volunteer engagement in their preparedness and mitigation projects.
15 Beautified Nature Walk Flex Project Serve-a-thon project at Feeding America