October 15, 1:30-4:00Thanks to all who participated and attended pm Wednesday, October 15, from 1:30 to 4:00 as we celebrated our new Opportunity Center and office at the Yarmouth Senior Center. We celebrated with a Volunteer Fair featuring information tables hosted by 19 nonprofit and municipal agencies!
Saturday, April 5, 11:30-2:30 @ The Cape Codder Resort
Together, we’re taking good care of our community.Join us and celebrate National Volunteer Month! Cape Cod Volunteers, Cape Cod Young Professionals, and Cape Cod Healthcare have teamed up to create an extraordinary volunteer fair and festival. On Saturday April 5th at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis, from 11:30-2:30, over 60 volunteer organizations will join together to showcase their efforts, recruit volunteers, and celebrate volunteerism. Be a part of the movement and help give back to your community.
Meet more than 60 volunteer organizations Enjoy kids’ activities & family fun Hands-on volunteer activities for all ages Meet neighbors Have lunch Celebrate volunteerism Join the Million Hour MovementLearn how you can make a difference! Click here for the 2014 Volunteer Fair & Festival Flyer. Check back for more information, or call CCV at 508-362-0242, or e-mail us. Nonprofit organizations wishing to participate, please click here for our online registration.
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Information and Volunteer Recruitment Forum for Disaster Preparedness, October 29Cape Cod Volunteers held a presentation, including a question/answer session, and volunteer recruitment for a number of governmental and nonprofit organizations involved in protecting all Cape Cod communities in the event of natural and man-caused emergencies. These include hurricanes, snowstorms, flooding, utility disruptions, evacuations and more. The purpose of the meeting was to inform the public of the missions of various organizations involved in emergency response, the critical need for more public participation and volunteering for these organizations, and the types of volunteer opportunities available. Click here for more information about the Forum and the groups that participated.
Days of Caring, October 1, 2 & 3Cape Cod Volunteers teamed up again with Cape & Islands United Way on the 2013 Days of Caring. Every year, businesses send out teams of their employees to volunteer in the community, and we invited individuals to also be a part of the good work by getting involved on one of the days. Volunteers chose a day, picked a project, and got out and had fun–it was as easy as 1, 2, 3!
National Volunteer Month, April 2013Join us on Saturday, April 13, from 11:30-2:30, for a Volunteer Fair to celebrate National Volunteer Month. The Fair, held at Mashpee Public Library, featured information tables hosted by the 22 local organizations including: Cape Abilities, Housing Assistance Corp, AmeriCorps of Cape Cod, Sight Loss Services, Samaritans, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Mashpee Public Library, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod, Life Choice Hospice, Shea’s Basketball Camp, YMCA Cape Cod, South Shore YMCA, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Horizons for Homeless Children, Mashpee Senior Center, Wood Hole Science Aquarium, Spaulding Rehabilitation, Hope Health, & Mashpee Dog Park. Over 100 people attended who were interested in finding volunteer opportunities. A hands-on volunteer opportunity included participants of every age. Operation Military Kids (OMK) organized care packages for the troops, making cards to be sent with the care packages, and making flag pins for military families. It was a fun day for some hands-on volunteer work! CCV Volunteer Consultants were also available to talk with attendees about their volunteer interests and to demonstrate the www.capecodvolunteers.org volunteer matching website. CCV Volunteer Consultants are available every Thursday morning at the Harwich Community Center, and every Tuesday afternoon at Mashpee Public Library. For questions e-mail us or call us at 508-362-0242.
Upper Cape Opportunity Center @ Mashpee Public Library: Grand Opening, November 27!Approximately 100 attendees joined us on Tuesday, November 27th as we launched Cape Cod Volunteers’ second Opportunity Center–a place where people can come to talk about their volunteer interests and learn about local volunteer opportunities. The Grand Opening included information tables hosted by 18 local nonprofit organizations, and our Volunteer Consultants were on hand to discuss volunteer opportunities and demonstrate the capecodvolunteers.org website. It was a great start to our Opportunity Center work on the Upper Cape!
Day of Caring, September 12Cape Cod Volunteers teamed up with Cape & Islands United Way on this year’s Day of Caring. Every year, businesses send out teams of their employees to volunteer in the community. Thanks to businesses and volunteers who participated on Tuesday, September 12 to make a difference in our community!
National Volunteer Week, April 16 – 21, 2012
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Community Forum, April 17: Portfolio LIFEThanks to David Corbett, author of Portfolio Life and founder of New Directions, for his presentation about a new approach to work and life to get the most out of the many years after primary careers end. David, a thought leader on life transitions for executives and professionals, described a “life portfolio”—a balanced mix of work, learning, leisure, family time, and giving back that individuals tailor to their personality, needs and sense of mission. The Community Forum also included a discussion on Cape Cod Volunteers services and our plans to establish a Cape Cod Volunteers “Opportunity Center” at Mashpee Public Library. Stay tuned for more information! Sponsored by:
CCV Opportunity Center @ Mashpee Public Library, Open Every Tuesday, 1:00-3:30 p.m.Join us on Tuesdays from 1:00-3:30 p.m. to talk about volunteering on Cape Cod, your specific volunteer interests, and how you can get involved in the community through volunteering. Our volunteer consultants are at Mashpee Public Library every Tuesday afternoon, unless otherwise noted. You can also reach us by phone at 508-362-0242 or e-mail Mashpee@nullccvolunteers.org.
CCV Opportunity Center @ Yarmouth Senior Center, Open Every Wednesday, 1:00-3:30 p.m.Join us on Thursday from 1:00-3:30 p.m. to talk about volunteering on Cape Cod, your specific volunteer interests, and how you can get involved in the community through volunteering. Our volunteer consultants are at Yarmouth Senior Center every Wednesday afternoon, unless otherwise noted. You can also reach us by phone at 508-362-0242 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCV Opportunity Center at Harwich Community Center, Open Every Thursday, 9:30-noonJoin us on Thursdays from 9:30-12:00 to talk about volunteering on Cape Cod, your specific volunteer interests, and how you can get involved in the community through volunteering. Our volunteer consultants are at Harwich Community Center every Thursday morning, unless otherwise noted. You can also reach us by phone at 508-362-0242 or e-mail Harwich@nullccvolunteers.org.
Volunteer Coordinators Roundtable, Dec. 3, 1:00-2:30 p.m.The next Volunteer Coordinators Roundtable meeting is scheduled for December 3, from 1:00-2:30, at the Yarmouth Senior Center. Kim Comart, principal and founder of Comart & Associates, will facilitate a discussion on evaluating volunteer programs, and we will have an information presentation about the new Service Enterprise Initiative (SEI). Kim will draw on his own experience and the experience of the participants as we focus on evaluation of volunteer programs, and then we will talk about the new national Service Enterprise Initiative starting on Cape Cod in early 2015. A Service Enterprise is an organization that fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills across all levels of the organization, to successfully deliver on the social mission of the organization. Volunteer Coordinators Roundtables are a place for people who manage volunteer programs to come together and learn from each other, share ideas, and build networks. The meetings are open to anyone who has responsibility for volunteer management. Meetings are free for CCV members and $5 for non-members. Participants should bring their own lunch; beverages and snacks will be provided. Please e-mail us for more information or to let us know if you can join us from 1:00-2:30 on December 3 at Yarmouth Senior Center, 528 Forest Road, West Yarmouth.
Effective Volunteer Management Training, October 27 & November 3Cape Cod Volunteers will hold a two-part workshop for nonprofits on building effective volunteer management programs. The two-part training covers topics such as assessing an organization’s volunteer needs, essential components of building or strengthening its volunteer program, and recruiting and retaining volunteers. The workshops are led by Patricia Rowell, former Volunteer Services Director at Mass General Hospital and an internationally-known volunteer consultant, and Kathi Sommers, lifelong volunteer and former President of the Cape Cod chapter of MSPCC. The workshop series will be held on Mondays, October 27 & November 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Harwich Community Center. Pre-registration is required. The registration fee is $80 for member organizations and $100 for non-member organizations for up to three (3) representatives. The registration fee includes workshop materials, lunch and up to four (4) hours of consulting time after the workshop. To register and pay now securely through Paypal, fill out the form below. For more information, please e-mail us or call 508-362-0242. You may also fill out the registration form on the back of the Effective Volunteer Management October 2014 flyer and send back with your payment.
CCV Website Training, November 5, 1:30-3:30 p.m.Cape Cod Volunteers we hold a training for staff and volunteers of Cape Cod nonprofits who want to learn about volunteer recruitment through using the Cape Cod Volunteers website on November 5 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.. The Cape Cod Volunteers website (www.capecodvolunteers.org) provides an online matching tool for nonprofits to list their volunteer opportunities and a place for Cape Codders to search for openings that match their interests. The training is designed to provide a brief overview of the website followed by an opportunity to complete a posting with CCV support so that nonprofits can walk away with a finished product. The training will take place on Wednesday, November 5 at Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak Street in Harwich. The training is free, but advanced registration is required. Please call Cape Cod Volunteers at 508-362-0242 or e-mail us to register.
Thank you for your support of the first Serve-A-Thon!Cape Cod Volunteers thanks the volunteers, partner sites, sponsors, planning committee members, and friends involved in the first Serve-A-Thon! Because of your efforts:
- The Family Pantry got closer to putting the community garden to bed (which provides fresh produce to Pantry clients);
- Cape Rep Theater got painting done of a building that houses their actors (saving resources by having housing right at the theater);
- Edward Gorey House had windows washed and got part of its barn cleaned out (making it easier to see all of the wonderful and odd collections of the famous writer and artist);
- Cotuit Center for the Arts had painting done of one of its studios (making it even more inviting for artists of all ages to create masterpieces); and
- Housing Assistance Corp’s Carriage House has a sparkling clean child care center (making it a fun and healthy environment for the kids to play)!