Road Map for VANN

February -Planning, and development of volunteer programs – adapting programs to Covid, DEI, service online, creating diverse opportunities while understanding organizational barriers – The Planning and Development Side of Volunteer Programs: setting a strong framework for (re)structuring your volunteer program.

March – Outreach and recruiting volunteers – to communities of color, social media, and communication -If you build it, they will come…well that’s not always the case.  How to recruit new volunteers using inclusive and equitable strategies.

April – Onboarding and training volunteers – adapting programs to covid, DEI as it relates to training and adapting materials as needed

May– Tracking and reporting/evaluation -/+ VMS programs, tracking DEI stats

June -Community and/or business partnerships

July -Funding of volunteer programs

August Appreciation, motivation, retention of volunteers

September Diversity, equity, and inclusion

October Communication (emails, website, marketing, social media, in-person, etc.)

MWNN has launched a new affinity group VANN, Volunteer Action Nonprofit Network – designed for Volunteer Program leaders who are building, implementing, or managing volunteer programs. Like our Lone Rangers affinity group, this will be a place to share issues, exchange ideas, discuss challenges and strategies and support each other. Each meeting will have a volunteer topic focus based on the needs and interests of the group.

We’re so pleased that Polly Mendoza, former Executive Director of Neighbor Brigade and lifelong volunteer and nonprofit leader has graciously agreed to facilitate this group.
Her passions and skills intersect in the areas of integrating equitable practices, managing, and leveraging volunteer corps, and innovative strategic planning. Polly worked with the Massachusetts Service Alliance and the MetroWest Nonprofit Network to complete the Service Enterprise training and successfully acquired certification for Neighbor Brigade.

Our first meeting was held on January 5, 2022, to a full house. Please make sure you sign up for our email list if you would like to receive the monthly calendar.
If you are interested in attending the meeting or have any questions please send an email here.

2022 DATES:

  • February 2
  • March 2
  • April 6
  • May 4
  • June 1
  • July 6
  • August 3
  • September 7
  • October 5
  • November 2
  • December 7