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, "Crystal H." <trinity_0267@...> wrote:
> Thanks for the idea but we don't have online opportunities. She's
basically a wash unless she would like to do other type of assignments.
> Crystal Hickerson, Volunteer Manager
> Hospice of Michigan - Macomb Site
To Crystal and others,
Here are a couple of ideas for a combination of
1. Visit patients and families in the Hospice program. Write up
heart-warming stories of how Hospice is helping. Submit to PR
department for editing/approval/HIPAA compliance, etc. If writing is
not her forte, she might be comfortable with reporting story leads to
the PR department.
2. Be an ad hoc liaison and/or volunteer for fundraising through what
your website calls "third party events". Finding volunteers is one of
the challenges that a fundraising project will always have. Voila,
you have one to offer. You might have more success recruiting "third
parties" if you publish how many volunteers you can provide through
your office (who are not necessarily your office volunteers). I've
never run across a fundraiser where 100% of the work was 9-5 M-F.
3. She's also a possibility for driving traffic to your website by
posting fundraising events, etc., on our free calendar. Each can have
a link to www.hom.org or another page on your website - no problem.
#1 objection: It's too hard.
#1 answer: It's not, really, unless you insert yourself into the
critical path as learner, then trainer. Ask the volunter to check out
and proceed cautiously. Another
trustworthy volunteer could supervise if needed.
As far as weekends and evening volunteers go, printed copies of event
detail pages can be posted on local bulletin boards any time. When I
personally go out and post for local events, there are usually
tearoffs at the bottom with the web page address printed or strips of
tearoffs posted separately nearby. No pencils are needed, nor
volunteer Race Director and Board member (Habitat for Humanity)
volunteer: American Red Cross Blood Services, American Red Cross
Disaster Action Team, Boy Scouts, and Kiwanis