Good Ideas Stick, Tips for HandsOn Partners

What to do when you doubt your impact: Interview with Paul Loeb

Posted on September 19, 2013. Filed under: Good Ideas Stick, Tips for HandsOn Partners, Volunteering is Hot! |

A great blog post from Idealist.org on the origins of cynicism, the power of community, and why courage is contagious.

What to do when you doubt your impact: Interview with Paul Loeb.

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Party Like a Volunteer

Posted on February 25, 2013. Filed under: Good Ideas Stick, Tips for HandsOn Partners |

HandsOn’s annual volunteer recognition event is going on the road this year!  Instead of hosting a stationary event, we will take the Hard Hat Awards to the volunteers where they work, play or volunteer.

Nominate your amazing volunteer(s) for one of the following categories:

  1. The Crew Volunteer Group of the Year Award: A group of volunteers who continually do good together, volunteering on a regular basis with determination and zeal to make the world a happier place.
  2. The Ben Stone Volunteer of the Year Award: An individual volunteer who is a regular at your events and one-time projects, diligently helping wherever the need is greatest with a smile.
  3. The Do-Gooder Award: An individual volunteer that goes above and beyond the call of duty, increasing the capacity of the organization by leaps and bounds.

Send nominations to Melissa no later than March 29th.  You are highly encouraged to submit multiple nominations.  Please include the following information:

  1. The Volunteer’s Name or Name of the Group
  2. The Award Category of your choice
  3. In 200 words or less please describe how your nominee(s) has gone above and beyond the call of duty in your organization and made life at your organization a little brighter.

If your nominee is selected, we will contact you to discuss the best place and time during National Volunteer Week to recognize the winner.

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Do You Know Youth Service America?

Posted on February 13, 2013. Filed under: Good Ideas Stick, Tips for HandsOn Partners |

Youth Service America is an organization dedicated to improving communities by increasing the number and the diversity of young people, ages 5-25, serving in substantive roles.  They support large events like Global Youth Services Day and provide over $1 million in grants to youth, schools, and organizations that support youth-led projects.  The grants they offer are available throughout the year so check them out!  You might get the resources you need to start a movement in your community!  http://www.ysa.org/grants

Are you a HandsOn partner?  Contact Melissa before you apply for a YSA grant.  If you use our partner code when applying you will receive priority over other applications.

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Millennials Civic Health Index

Posted on February 13, 2013. Filed under: Good Ideas Stick, Tips for HandsOn Partners |

The Millennials Civic Health Index, released this week by four of the top civic organizations in the country, paints a comprehensive picture of young Americans 18 to 29.  The study challenges commonly held beliefs about a generation of young Americans whose votes played a critical role in November’s presidential election. The report highlights the diverse ways in which Millennials are taking action in their communities beyond the voting booth, online and offline, across different regions of the United States. More information about the study – with numerous additional findings such as the civic consequences of education; ways, types and rates of civic engagement; beliefs and opinions about pressing issues and elected leaders – can be found at: http://bit.ly/UGT9fw

This post was originally posted by Youth Service America

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Call for 2013 Statesman Journal Articles

Posted on December 31, 2012. Filed under: Good Ideas Stick, Tips for HandsOn Partners | Tags: , , |

Happy New Year!  I am setting my 2013 calendar of articles in the Statesman Journal.  I am writing to invite you to be highlighted in 2013.  Each article runs in the Communities section on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.  I will write the article and send it to you before sending it to the editor.  I end each article with a call to volunteer and drive interested individuals to our website.  In order to participate, you will need to post a volunteer opportunity for me to send people to.  I am happy to write about a specific event or need or just a general awareness piece about your organization.  If you are interested, please send me a short description of the article topic and the time you prefer to see the article in the paper.  Some dates are already filled and everything else will be first come first served.

Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions.

Melissa

Melissa.Padron@mwvcaa.org

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Sharpen Your Volunteer Recruitment and Motivation Skills this January!

Posted on December 4, 2012. Filed under: Good Ideas Stick, Tips for HandsOn Partners |

Hey partners! We’ve got an awesome opportunity for you to sharpen up your volunteer recruitment and motivation skills this January. Spots are limited, so make sure to sign up before hand! Here’s all the details: (more…)

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Great Work Y’all!

Posted on December 3, 2012. Filed under: Good Ideas Stick, Tips for HandsOn Partners, Volunteering is Hot! |

As 2012 comes to a close, HandsOn Willamette would like to take this opportunity to give you a well-deserved pat on the back. Why? Well, a lot of awesome things have happened in the past year and we want to let you know about all of them! (more…)

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Holiday Orientation Tips

Posted on November 26, 2012. Filed under: Good Ideas Stick, Tips for HandsOn Partners | Tags: , , , , |

Partners! We’re about to enter into holiday volunteer inundation mode and I found some tips to help out. As these volunteers enter your organization, the goal is to make them come back again and again! An excellent way to ensure that more holiday volunteers turn into long term volunteers is by providing an awesome orientation, here’s an article I found with tips!

Six Tips for your Volunteer Orientation

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Family Volunteer Day and Youth Engagement!

Posted on November 6, 2012. Filed under: Good Ideas Stick, Tips for HandsOn Partners |

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OSU Non Profit and Volunteer Fair

Posted on November 1, 2012. Filed under: Good Ideas Stick, Tips for HandsOn Partners | Tags: |

The following is from Bre Smith, Internal Coordinator & Student Organization Liaison at Oregon State University

 

Dear Nonprofit, Public Service, or Government Professional:

 

We are enthusiastic to invite you to participate in Oregon State University’s  7th annual Nonprofit & Volunteer Fair! Students interested in nonprofit and public service work would like to meet you to learn more about service and internship opportunities and career paths in your field.

 

The Nonprofit & Volunteer Fair is a collaborative program organized by Career Services and the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), an office that connects OSU students to meaningful service opportunities in our community. Together, we are working to create an event which will include nonprofit and service-related workshops and breakout sessions for students to attend in addition to the main Fair. While most of OSU’s 25,000 students study in Corvallis, many seek internship, job, and volunteer opportunities throughout Oregon.  Last year, nearly 60 nonprofits from around the state showcased their opportunities to hundreds of students. We are looking to expand the opportunities presented to both our students and our nonprofit partners through this great networking event.

 

The Nonprofit & Volunteer Fair will allow you to promote your organization’s programs, needs, and openings to OSU’s energetic and talented students. This event is intended to educate OSU students about the nonprofit and public service fields, including career and volunteer opportunities available, while also addressing the benefits of interning and/or volunteering with a nonprofit or public service organization.

 

When:                  February 6, 2013

12:00-3:00 PM (You are welcome to set up as early as 11:00)

 

Where:                OSU Memorial Union Ballroom
(on Jefferson between Waldo Place and 26th Street)

Cost:                      $50 per table-Credit card or check payable to ‘Oregon State University Career Services’

Fee will include use of a 6ft. or 8ft. table and table cloth, two chairs, and a parking permit.

(If fee is prohibitive, please contact us for other arrangements.)

Parking:               One permit per organization is provided.

You will be able to pick up permits in front of Memorial Union as you unload;

A shuttle will be available to/from the parking garage.

Please use the following link to register for the Nonprofit & Volunteer Fair:

https://oregonstate-csm.symplicity.com/events/W13NPfair

Last day to register is January 30th – Space is limited, so please register early!

Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to request accommodations related to disability. We look forward to seeing you in February!

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