Communities of Practice - Save these August & September Dates!
Early Childhood Education Programs such as Head Start, Being a volunteer manager for Early Childhood Education is great- who doesn’t want to rock babies? Being in a category with young children and government regulations there are certain unique challenges for volunteers, such as Level 2 background Checks, In-kind donations, many trainings, and long placement times. This COP group will be a chance to network, share expertise, ask questions, and solve problems with your peers.
Parks & Recreation Lunch and Learn COP is designed to include a broad range of topics regarding urban and rural parks, botanical gardens, parks, and nature preserves. The objective of this COP is to connect volunteer engagement professionals within these organizations to share resources and best practices. This informal venue encourages open discussions for anyone seeking or offering advice in tackling the unique challenges facing volunteer engagement professionals in the Parks & Rec field. Bring your lunch/brunch and beverage! If you're not sure if you fit with us, please join us! This COP is facilitated by Meagan Patterson, Gateway Arch Park Foundation, Volunteer Manager, Yvonne Dunphe, Five Rivers Metroparks, Volunteer Coordinator, and Susan Czaplicki, Richfield Heritage Preserve, Volunteer Coordinator.
Boards & Advisory Groups - Join us for our first meeting of the Advisory Boards & Committees. This COP group will be a chance to network, share expertise, ask questions, and solve problems with your peers for those who work with volunteers in this capacity.