Volunteerism: Strengthening Communities

Volunteerism: Strengthening Communities

Making volunteerism work in your community

Thanks to the initiative of VML Immediate Past President Rosemary Wilson (left), the league continues to emphasize the important role that volunteerism can play in cutting costs and improving service delivery for local governments.  VML is providing tools, technical assistance and other support to cities, towns and counties wishing to harness the power of volunteers in their local government.  Here is a list of resources that will be updated continually to assist Virginia local governments in their volunteer efforts. 

“As we all are struggling with our budgets and making ends meet, this is one initiative that can provide much-needed services with little investment.  I hope you share my enthusiasm and support for this undertaking that will provide long-term benefits for your locality, the commonwealth and our citizens.”

... VML Immediate Past President Rosemary Wilson

Links of interest

VML Aug. 9 webinar – Creating an Effective Volunteer Program (PDF)

A checklist of basic components for communities to use to successfully engage volunteers. (PDF)

Wytheville model volunteer policy (Word)

Wytheville volunteer time sheet example (Word)

Office on Volunteerism and Community Service

Listing of Virginia Volunteer Centers

Volunteer Virginia Newsletter, including sign-up

Volunteer statistics in Virginia

Governor McDonnell announces 2013 volunteerism and community service award recipients

City of Virginia Beach Office of Volunteer Resources

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