Volunteer Opportunity Details:
Last updated on February 14, 2013
A Volunteer Response Center is being opened tomorrow, February 15th at 12:00 p.m. until further notice. Approximately 20 volunteers are needed to operate the center. Training will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 15th and end at noon. Immediately following the training session transition to the VRC will begin. Volunteers will handle agency requests for volunteers, volunteer matching and new volunteer registration.
The Volunteer Response Center will be located at 308 Newman Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401 in the Community Room of the Hattiesburg Train Depot. Follow signage.
We’ve been handed a request for volunteer-related blog posts from any of you – please feel free to participate!
From Deirdra Glover, Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service (MCVS):
“[MCVS’s] new website will launch in December with a pretty ambitious campaign. It would be fantastic if DOVIA members would be willing to write a blog entry or two (anything from a few paragraphs to a full-fledged article). Since it’s the holidays, I’d love to see an article on tactics used to keep volunteers engaged year ’round, not just in crisis moments or the big events… Pass the question around your circles and then I’ll compile it into a piece for the site. We’ll also take volunteer profiles any time you/r members want to brag on someone, to boot.
We want a lot of diverse voices on the blog, so it’s not just tightly buttoned state employees. [MCVS’s] goal is to reach as many types of people as possible, showing that anyone can be meaningfully engaged in their communities by doing things they love.”
Deirdra Harris Glover
Public Affairs Specialist
Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service