MEETING LOCATION / TIME:
Christ United Methodist Church
301 E. Drake Road * Fort Collins, CO 80525
Thursday, October 15th, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Volunteer Risk Management
Guest Speaker: Katie Zwetzig, Verified Volunteers
Stumped or intimidated at the thought of creating a comprehensive risk management program for your volunteer organization? Or do you have a risk management program in place, but you're not confident it is as thorough as it should be?
Attend this month's Larimer VOAD meeting to learn the specific risks involved in volunteer engagement, and how you can implement risk management policies, plans, practices, and processes - most of which cost little or nothing except some planning time.
* What risk management is and why it's important for volunteer programs
* Which elements should be included
* How you can improve your current risk management program - and make sure you are covering all bases
Katie Zwetzig, Executive Director for Verified Volunteers, is excited to be leading the revolutionary change Verified Volunteers is bringing to the nonprofit and volunteer industry. She has been at the forefront of the screening industry for the last 14 years and founded her own background screening company, Tandem Select. Katie holds an MA in Marketing from Colorado State University and a BA in Finance and Marketing from The University of Colorado. Katie feels strongly that nonprofits and volunteerism are at the heart of a strong community. She is a dedicated volunteer, sitting on many boards and committees in Northern Colorado. She is based in Ft. Collins, Colorado where she lives with her husband and 3 daughters.
We are looking forward to Katie's presentation at the October meeting!
Meeting Minutes from September, 2015 Meeting: Click Here for 9/15 Minutes
Our Larimer VOAD continues to plan and coordinate our organized response to community disasters and disruptions before they happen so we can service our communities in the best possible way.
SOUTH CENTRAL VOAD TRAINING ACADEMY
The First CO South Central Region VOAD Training Academy, which will be held in Woodland Park on October 22, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., followed by a general membership meeting of the CO SCR VOAD from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. See the attachments on the links below for more details. If you have any questions, please contact Sally Broomfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-339-0618.
Training Academy Flier
Training Sign-up Sheet
PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT
Hundreds of Volunteers Still Needed for Project Homeless Connect 15!
It may be cliché to say that you can make a difference in someone's life in just a day, but it's true. By volunteering for just a few hours at this year's Project Homeless Connect 15, you can help thousands of homeless individuals, families, seniors and veterans accomplish in one day what could take them more than eight months to do individually. Various volunteer opportunities are available the day of the event and the day before.
Project Homeless Connect 15 links people experiencing homelessness or who are at-risk of homelessness with resources like resume assistance, hygiene items, identification records, homeless court, health care needs, pet care, benefits enrollment and more in one day at one location.
Project Homeless Connect 15 will take place:
Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Colorado Convention Center, Downtown Denver