Loudoun Cares Volunteer Center

One-Stop Volunteer Resource: Agency Managers Update

Agency Managers: The Volunteer Center Upgrade Launches May 19th

As an agency manager already registered with the Loudoun Cares Volunteer Center, we are excited to inform you about the changes coming. On May 19th we will launch a system upgrade which brings some exciting features that will enhance your agency's volunteer interaction. (And the best news, it's FREE to you!)

Reminder: What is the Loudoun Cares Volunteer Center?

There are always needs to be filled in a nonprofit agency. How do you get the community involved in your agency and meet those needs?

The Loudoun Cares Volunteer Center is the one stop location to match your agency needs with the many volunteers and potential volunteers in Loudoun County. Some of the things you can do through the Loudoun Cares Volunteer Center include:

  • Recruit Volunteers
  • Manage and report volunteer hours
  • Mobilize volunteers for emergency response teams
  • Request in-kind donations
  • Promote upcoming events and increase community involvement
  • Identify needs for board and advocacy services

Stay connected. Most people are socially connected through their mobile phones. The new Loudoun Cares Volunteer Center now features mobile accessible functionality to keep you connected with your volunteers. Volunteers can view needs, receive notifications, and sign up to volunteer or donate from their mobile phones!

With your partnership, we can enhance this tool and get the community connected to your organization. In this newsletter you will find a sneak peak into this tool, training available to you, and some quick action steps to get started.

Sneak Peak: Click this link to see a short video.

What does the new Volunteer Center look like? How can it help Loudoun County connect volunteers with your agency? Check out this short video for a sneak peak.

Online and Live Web Training Available for Agency Managers

Agency Managers: Get to know the Volunteer Center

The Loudoun Cares Volunteer Center is powered by Galaxy Digital. Your role as Agency Manager is easy to learn. Take a few minutes to check out these resources.

Register now for the Agency Manager Training: Pick a time that works for you. Sessions are only 45 minutes.

Mondays at 11:00 AM

Wednesdays at 11:00 AM

Can't make it to one of these live sessions? Check out this recorded training video.

Galaxy Digital Get Connected 2.0 Agency Manager Training

Take Action: How to Get Started

The new Volunteer Center launches on May 19th. All of your existing information will be transferred and your login information will be unchanged.

However, we encourage you to take a few minutes to make this resource even better for Loudoun County with five simple steps.

  1. Update your agency profile by letting Loudoun County know your mission, what you do, and how to reach you. (There are NO fees or charges associated with this service.)
  2. Add your social media contacts (Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google Plus, and Twitter) to get the word out in your social network.
  3. Add your logo and photos showing who you are and what is happening.
  4. Post needs and events to match with volunteer interests (volunteers for physical labor, clerical labor, in-kind giving, non-profit professional employment, advocacy opportunities, board committee services, and many more).
  5. Watch the volunteers come to you as people in Loudoun County match their interests with your needs through the Volunteer Center.

Below are just some of the examples of the needs you can post to match volunteer interests.

Coming in the Fall of 2016: Volunteer Management Classes

As you increase your volunteer roles using the Loudoun Cares Volunteer Center, you will want to be equipped with the skills and techniques to effectively manage your volunteer teams.

Coming this Fall join us as we will be offering Volunteer Management Classes. More details to come.