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Volunteer Coordinators Council

Volunteer Coordinator Council
Training volunteer professionals to better serve the community

Volunteer Coordinators Council (VCC) is a group of nonprofit professionals in Lincoln that exist to support each other with trainings, networking and resources they need to effectively mobilize our community. 
 

HOW IT WORKS:

Membership is FREE and easy!  The only costs you incur are for the trainings you attend.  VCC hosts four trainings per year for it's members.  If your agency is a Cause Collective member, each training is only $15.  If your agency is not a Cause Collective member, each training is $45. Trainings are typically 1.5 hours and include 30 minutes of networking time.

Other benefits include:

- ELIGIBILITY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP OF UP TO $500 (See below for details)
- PERIODIC UPDATE AND NEWS ON VCC CONFERENCES AND OTHER THINGS HAPPENING IN OUR WORLD

- THE VCC PRIVATE FACEBOOK NETWORKING PAGE where you can ask for advice, share ideas, or just look at the positive 
   posts to help you get you through the week. 

 

HOW TO JOIN:    

Just send your name, agency and email to: director@causecollectivelincoln.org and you are in!

 

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PAST TRAINING INFORMATION:

Slides from the Understanding Intergenerational Volunteerism Training

 

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VCC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION:

As of January 1st 2020 we are excited to offer our Volunteer Coordinator Council Professional Development Scholarships for VCC members.
VCC members are now eligible for financial scholarships, up to $500, for conferences, certifications or memberships. For more information and to apply, CLICK HERE

 

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2021 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES:

Through The Eyes of Volunteer Coordinators: Real Stories of Stresses, Successes and Hope in Lincoln

Wednesday, January 20th | 11:30 - 1:00 pm | Webinar

Three of Lincoln's very own Volunteer Professionals will share how they've navigated the current climate, what obstacles they've faced, and how they've overcome the odds to keep their volunteers informed and engaged with their nonprofit.

TRAINERS: Victoria O'Neil - Born and raised in Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, Victoria graduated from Western Michigan University with her Bachelors of Science degree. While working for a major cellular phone manufacturer she earned her Masters in Project Management. She has over 30 years of working in the customer service industry. While taking a break from working full time, and caring for her five children, she decided to get involved in the nonprofit field and hasn't stopped since. She's been with Matt Talbot & Outreach since February of 2017. She loves the team at Matt Talbot. She's currently working on getting her Volunteer Administration Certification and plans on taking the test in April.

Alyssa Christensen - is the Grief Support Director of the Mourning Hope Grief Center. Originally from Brandon, SD, Alyssa graduated in 2013 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a B.A. in Psychology. She spent five years working in the hospice field as a Bereavement and Volunteer Coordinator. Alyssa transitioned full time to Mourning Hope in July of 2018. She manages Mourning Hope’s family, young adults, school, survivors of suicide loss, and volunteer programs.

Georgann Roth, CVA - is a Lincoln Nebraska girl through and through. GBR! Her background is varied; graphic arts, baking, being a maker, and helping people find their true self. She graduated with a Bachelors of Journalism from UNL and has since worked at Community Action. Currently, she holds the honor of serving our community through engaging volunteers to share their talents with Community Action's many programs. She currently chairs the Volunteer Coordinator Council Planning Committee to assist our communities Volunteer Professionals in volunteer engagement.

REGISTER

 

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES:

 

Points of Light Conference July 2021

 

Volunteer Engagement Webinars

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2020 CHANGES TO THE VCC STRUCTURE:

There will no longer be a fee for membership…that’s right membership is now free! 
Starting January 1, memberships will be based on individuals, instead of  agencies.  Unless we hear from you otherwise, we will keep everyone’s name on as a member, but feel free to add more staff that fit into the VCC to the membership.
However, we will need to start charging for the trainings (fee info just  below), but you can still be a member and receive the updates and information from the VCC to keep in the loop on what’s happening in the world of volunteer coordination TOTALLY FREE.  Because there is no longer a fee, membership is continuous and anyone can join at any time.

Training costs:
If you work for an agency that is a member of Cause Collective, each training is only $15.  If you work for an agency that is not yet a member, each training is $45.  This follows our structure for all Cause Collective trainings.  Keeping in mind, you only pay for the trainings you are able to attend.