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United Way of Larimer County offers the Volunteer Project Leader (VPL) Program to anyone interested in being recruited and trained to work directly with local nonprofit organizations to plan a one-time volunteer project.
United Way of Larimer County coordinates Volunteer Project Leader projects twice a year – once for National Volunteer Month in April and once for Make A Difference Day in October.
Volunteer Project Leader volunteers work with the nonprofit organizations to assist with recruiting volunteers, soliciting supplies and materials, and coordinating the day’s events.
With Days of Service growing larger and more frequent, and with nonprofit organizations’ day to day workloads continuing to increase, it has become harder for nonprofits to organize one-day volunteer events for a large group of volunteers. Large-scale volunteer projects often take many hours of planning and coordination. Many nonprofits are unable to attempt to do necessary projects with staff due to limited resources and time. A Volunteer Project Leader can help make a project run smoothly and help a nonprofit organization fulfill its need for supplies, volunteers and resources.
Managed in this way, the efforts of the volunteers and organizations prove to be highly successful in completing valuable projects and in involving large groups of volunteers in teambuilding community work.
The Volunteer Project Leader program aims to build capacity of nonprofits to organize projects, especially for large groups, and effectively match volunteer skills and supplies to the needs of nonprofits.
If you are interested in being a Volunteer Project Leader for your company or group:
Volunteer Project Leader Applications for National Volunteer Month will open February 2. Click here to sign up to receive VPL application alerts.
Published: January 11, 2016
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