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In the wake of the recent hurricanes, the Corporation is coordinating volunteers to assist with repair and relief efforts in areas affected by this devastating storm. Your donation will support volunteers in providing food and shelter, managing donations, helping victims get necessary assistance, and long-term rebuilding efforts.
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Featured Best Practices

 

Topic: Program Management

Program


Going beyond annual banquets to recognize senior volunteers

Annual recognition banquets and award items such as pins and certificates may not be an effective reward for all volunteers. Knowing other ways to reward volunteers is an important part of program management. Understanding the various motivations of volunteers can result in using different and perhaps more appropriate and effective methods of recognition. Compiled from ideas shared on the National Senior Service Corps listserv (NSSCTalk) from February 2000 to April 2002 as well as from the booklet, Beyond Banquets, Plaques and Pins: Creative Ways to Recognize Volunteers, by Sue Vineyard.

Click here to read the full article at the Resource Center.


The Resource Center is your one-stop shop for online tools and training resources to strengthen your volunteer or service program. Sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service and administered by ETR Associates, The Resource Center is the central point for:

  • Sharing training and technical assistance information among the Corporation’s National Service programs
  • Sharing information with potential grantees to help them apply for Corporation resources
  • Providing technical assistance to any organization using volunteers to strengthen local communities
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