Winter Update


Most of my day is spent working on projects to boost our numbers of students and mentors (i.e. recruitment.) Now that it’s getting near the holidays, this has slowed down. When I first started here, it felt like I had a least one or two events a week I attended in order to round up more students or volunteers. Thankfully, those days have ended.

Comment from Nathan Badera on November 26, 2008 - 11:33am

Thanks Davina! It's also unseasonably freezing cold in North Carolina as well. Let's find a nonprofit conference in Miami or something -- have you discovered (or attended) one of those yet? Maybe there will be a cheap tech summit on a cruise ship in the Caribbean... that'd be ideal!

Comment from Davina Fournier on November 26, 2008 - 1:35pm

I haven't discovered/attended any though it's be amazing to see some palm trees AND call it work. Why don't we just move down that way after AmeriCorps instead? I doubt it gets to 20 degrees there in November...

New CTC VISTA Project Flyer


Bad Old Clipart Made NewHere's an updated copy of our CTC VISTA Project flyer. It's handy if people ask you how to get or become a CTC VISTA. Paul made it but I've been updating it - It's spurning me to want to learn more about Adobe InDesign.  I also enjoy Paul's treatment of old VISTA organizing clipart...

(Hopefully) Useful info about recruiting volunteers


Good afternoon, all! 

 So....even though volunteer recruitment has nothing to do with what I will be doing during my VISTA term, I'd still like to blog about it because it's something I'm really interested in overall.  During my first VISTA term (yup, this is year two of AmeriCorps for me), I found this to be quite useful since volunteer recruitment and management was one of my tasks.  The information comes from the following website where you can find lots more information on volunteering:

Comment from danielle martin on September 28, 2006 - 4:26pm

Hi Laura,

Thanks for blogging this! Since AJ was asking and you were answering so well, I created a resource page for volunteer management. So keep blogging and tag it "volunteer"! Also, try adding links in Delicious with the tags "ctcvista" and "volunteer".