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Volunteer Arlington Presentation To North Rosslyn Civic Assc

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Sharon Tewksbury-Bloom of Volunteer Arlington presented to the North Rosslyn Civic Association on May 14, 2009 about volunteer opportunities in Arlington, VA and how to get connected.

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Volunteer Arlington Presentation To North Rosslyn Civic Assc

  1. 1. Get Connected To Your Community Presentation by Sharon Tewksbury-Bloom, Volunteer Arlington
  2. 2. Why Volunteer? <ul><li>Win-win situation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get to know your community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn new skills, have new experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve your health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a voice. Make a difference. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>“ The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering: ‘Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.’” </li></ul><ul><li>- Ivan Scheier </li></ul>
  4. 4. Using the Online Volunteer Connection
  5. 5. Mission <ul><li>Volunteer Arlington promotes civic engagement and active volunteer participation to meet local needs and enrich the lives of Arlingtonians. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Volunteer Arlington: <ul><li>Connects people with opportunities to serve </li></ul><ul><li>Builds the capacity for effective local volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>Participates in strategic initiatives that mobilize volunteers to meet local community needs </li></ul>
  7. 7. Programs & Services <ul><li>Online Volunteer Connection </li></ul><ul><li>Online Resources and Outreach (website, Facebook, e-communications) </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Manager Resources (Arlington Volunteer Roundtable, AC Source, Volunteer Arlington Network) </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Resource Center with access to computer and printed materials on volunteerism </li></ul><ul><li>One on One Matching and Assistance (by appointment) </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster Volunteer Planning and Management </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted Outreach (20s/30s, Multicultural, and 50+ volunteers) </li></ul><ul><li>Annual County Government Volunteer Recognition </li></ul>
  8. 8. Website www.arlingtonva.us/volunteer
  9. 9. Online Volunteer Connection
  10. 10. Search You can also do an advanced search
  11. 11. Calendar Search opportunities by date
  12. 12. Arlington BoardMatch Browse Board Positions at Local Non Profits
  13. 13. Donations Hotlink Post items you have to donate or search for needed items
  14. 14. Get Connected! <ul><li>Register </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Saved Search </li></ul><ul><li>Friend us on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to Calendar and / or opportunity feeds using a Reader </li></ul>
  15. 15. Register Create a Volunteer Account
  16. 16. Saved Search Create a saved search based on your interests, skills, and availability
  17. 17. Connect on Facebook Friend Volunteer Arlington on Facebook to get the latest news and links
  18. 18. Subscribe to Calendar or Opportunities <ul><li>Use RSS feeds and a reader to subscribe </li></ul>
  19. 19. Thank You [email_address] 3033 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300-B Arlington, VA 22201 (703) 228-1760

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