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CCE Volunteer Engagement Updates

Hello and happy spring! Loving the beauty as so much is starting to bloom and the color is coming back! As you are moving through your spring events and ramping up the planning for summer, I wanted to share a few updates with you related to Volunteer Engagement. Hope to see you through the various opportunities below and I welcome your requests to connect with you- one-one, with your 4-H Team, your county association, your 4-H District and/or any other group you might recommend. Also, happy to join you via zoom or in-person, so please reach out with your needs and suggestions. Resource Highlight! You've read the Volunteer Involvement Policy (VIP) but did you know there is a resource that takes you deeper into the Background Screening Procedures where many of the answers to the most frequently asked questions can be found? Check out the Background Screening Procedures and FAQ's resource which can be found on the same page as the VIP. Volunteer Risk Management Series: Final Session 5/3 @11am Join our Risk Management Team for our Final Session-Challenging Volunteers, Leading Conversations, and Letting Go Gracefully. Register right up to the event. Did you miss the first two sessions? Recordings are available!

  • Session One: Preparing for Volunteer Involvement- Policy & Procedure is highly recommended to learn more about what's required by associations and the risk management highlights for supporting volunteers.

  • Session Two: SHINE provided a framework to Prevent Accidents and Prepare for Emergencies so you can keep your focus on the fun!

Volunteer Matters Series: April Recording & Resources Now Available! Selection: Recruit, Screen & Find the Right Fit- You've determined the needs within your program, you’ve clearly defined the roles and you may have updated your website or other promotional materials. You've built it, now how do we get volunteers into action? Explore moving from application to volunteer action through this month's session. Join us next month for...Orientation/Training: Orientation Gets You Started, Training Keeps You Growing. Interested in past sessions?

What is Volunteer Matters? Join colleagues from across the state on the 3rd Wednesday

of each month at 2pm. A chance to learn, connect and collaborate across counites.

Philosophy, policy, and best practices come together to help your organization thrive!

You can review the complete list of sessions and register for the topics most relevant to

you. Your participation will also connect you with a larger, online learning community

where you can continue learning and connecting beyond the sessions. Hope to see you

there! National Volunteer Week: April 16th-22nd Thank you for all that joined in the celebration of our #CCEVolunteers! Were you able to find ways to demonstrate your appreciation in person, through cards and letters, or social media campaigns? How did you celebrate and appreciate your volunteers? Let’s do some crowd sourcing! Share what you did and then review the approaches and suggestions of others to consider for next year! Volunteer Engagement Resources If you are new to CCE or just need a refresher on the Volunteer Involvement resources, you can find them under the Organization Development page of the CCE Staff Site. Alway happy to hear from you and walk you through the resources as needed, so please reach out. Volunteer Engagement Listserv Know someone who would benefit from volunteer updates? Please share and encourage them to submit a request to be added to the Volunteer Engagement Listserv. Best,


Kelly M. Campbell Volunteer Engagement Specialist Cornell Cooperative Extension Administration 365 Roberts Hall Ithaca, NY 14853 607.253.2013 (t) 607.765.7634 (c)

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