Volunteer Action Center

About the VOLUNTEER ACTION CENTER
The Volunteer Action Center, as part of Our Health, is the region’s nonprofit volunteer resource center, working with community nonprofit and public service organizations to address volunteer needs. The Volunteer Action Center is a convener and a catalyst to action, as we connect, mobilize, engage, and support volunteers. The Volunteer Action Center also promotes the professional development of effective volunteer programs in partner organizations by providing resources and training opportunities.

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Vision-Building a community of volunteers  

       
Mission-The Volunteer Action Center connects, mobilizes, engages, and supports volunteers to meet community needs. 

We serve the community by- 

  • Connecting people with volunteer opportunities within partner organizations 
  • Promoting and publicizing volunteerism throughout the community by highlighting volunteer opportunities, participating in volunteer outreach activities, and sharing information with the public about the importance of volunteerism 
  • Building the capacity for effective local volunteerism by sharing resources and providing training and networking opportunities                                                                                 

General Information

  • Established in 2004-originally named Volunteer Services Resource Center 
  • Currently partners with 78 local nonprofit agencies
  • Provides monthly access to Volunteer Action Center staff through volunteer manager’s leadership meeting held at the Our Health Kendall Community Campus
  • Coordinates with partners to promote their individual services at community events
  • Offers training and educational opportunities through Volunteer Action Center and Our Health initiatives
  • Supports partner agencies through volunteer coordination
  • Renamed Volunteer Action Center in 2010, to comply with application for Hands On Network affiliation
  • Serves as a resource for many types of volunteers
        Community/Days of Service
        Employee
        Family
        Youth
        Service Learning
        Senior Volunteers/RSVP
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