—- Volunteer Action Center
Our Health’s Volunteer Action Center (VAC) is the region’s non-profit volunteer resource hub, working with community non-profit 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 and recognizes the efforts of community volunteers during National Volunteer Week. Our Center is a member of and certified through Points of Light and Hands on Network, an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting volunteerism.
Building a community of volunteers.
The Volunteer Action Center connects, mobilizes, engages, and supports volunteers to meet community needs.
We serve the community by:
Connecting people to 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.
- Established in 2004.
- 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.
- Serves as a resource for many types of volunteers: Community/Days of Service, Employee, Family, Youth, Service Learning, Senior Volunteers and Work Release.