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New Opportunities, Learn to Serve, & 501 Connects

Current Volunteer Opportunities

There are several opportunities seeking volunteer needs. If you'd like to utilize your skills to helping community nonprofits, please view our volunteer opportunity descriptions or email Gillian Cook at if you want to let us know what projects most interest you.

Learn to Serve

Coming Up!

Learn to Serve: Serving with Openness and Inclusion, Thursday Nov. 1 11:00am-1:00pm

As consultants, we have the pleasure and privilege of serving a diverse range of community organizations. Reflecting 501 Commons’ value of inclusion, we are expected to approach our assignments with openness, collaboration, flexibility, and respect for the client’s mission and culture. The diversity in perspectives and backgrounds inherent in assignments can impact the experience and effectiveness of a consultant.

Please join service corps members, Yvonne Freitas McGookin and Brenetta Ward, for an interactive workshop that will increase our awareness of unconscious bias and how it impacts our work with clients. We’ll share experiences and identify strategies we can use to minimize bias and more effectively connect with and serve our constituents.

This workshop will be held at Pacific Tower. For more information and to RSVP, please follow this link: Serving with Openness and Inclusion

This series of professional development workshops is designed to meet the needs of community consultants and volunteers serving nonprofits.

Topics and materials from past events can be found in the Volunteer Resource Center.

501 Connects

Thank you to everyone who attended our Summer Picnic! 501 Connects is is a great opportunity to connect with those working both behind the scenes and together to help make our community a better place. Please join us at our next event:

501 Connects at Optimism Brewery- October 19 from 4:30pm-6:30pm. For more information and to register, please follow this link: 501 Connects Fall Meet-up

Executive Service Corps Appreciation & Awards Luncheon- January 29th, 2018 from 12:00pm-2:00pm. Stay tuned for details and RSVP instructions.


We look forward to seeing you there!