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Event to celebrate volunteer contributions to the community

Posted Sep 12, 2013 01:30 PM
501 Commons Service Corps volunteers are generous with their time and expertise! Already this year, they've doubled the number of volunteer hours provided to local nonprofits. We'll celebrate them all at our Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Oct. 24th.

Volunteers are the backbone of 501 Commons and our mission to boost the capacity of nonprofit organizations to thrive over the long term and effectively serve the community.  Four hundred and fifty professionals active in their careers and retired, from every field imaginable, sign on with our Service Corps to volunteer with nonprofits as leadership coaches, consultants, facilitators and project managers. The volunteers donate their time, and the organizations receive the services on a sliding fee scale, which allows them to access professional services they couldn’t otherwise afford at commercial consulting rates.

In the first three quarters of 2013, 145 individuals have donated 8,505 hours to local nonprofits, already double the number of hours contributed in 2012. 501 Commons is growing because our volunteers are generous with their expertise, time and talent, and our community benefits as a result.

On October 24, we’ll celebrate the accomplishments of our volunteers across the region at our Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, 11:45 am to 1:15 pm at the Lake Washington Rowing Club on north Lake Union.  All volunteers of 501 Commons are invited to attend at no-cost.