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Top-Notch Volunteer Engagement Begins Now

Posted Jan 07, 2019 02:50 PM
VIP Manager Corps (VMC) provides you with a manager corps member who will work in your organization for 10 hours a week for four months. The VMC Member will help you assess your volunteer program and develop top-notch volunteer engagement practices.

During this program you will work with your VMC Member to complete a series of projects to boost your volunteer program – such as designing skills-based volunteer opportunities, creating volunteer orientation/training materials, and strategizing ways to recruit the right volunteers and increase volunteer retention.

Photo credit: Two students from Southwest Youth and Family Services celebrating their graduation.
The consultant will act as a temporary staff member who can complete these projects closely with your team, not from afar.

“501 Commons was a great partner in our efforts to streamline and improve our volunteer recruitment and management,” says Sarah Popelka of Southwest Youth and Family Services. “Many times nonprofits like ours have limited capacity to manage a volunteer program in the most efficient manner and this program allowed us to create some best practices and protocols that will help us to grow our volunteer program overall.”

VMC is a program of the United Way of King County delivered by 501 Commons. The program is only available to organizations in King County that have a mission related to human services or education. You must be able to provide a workspace for the VMC consultant for at least 10 hours a week. The 2019 program runs from March through June 2019.

Please contact Stephanie Heffner at to schedule an interview by Jan. 18. Applications are due by Jan. 31.