Volunteer Services is excited to announce that the Haven will be starting a Volunteer Advisory Committee focused on informing our volunteer services and ensuring that volunteer voice is part of program discussions, decisions, and evaluations. This is a new endeavor for the Haven and we are excited to see the possibilities. In addition, we hope this process helps serve as a learning opportunity to improve future systems aimed at including consumer voice in our work.
Please see below for more details:
Meeting Times: Every other month from Sept – June for 1.5 hours. For this year we will have an initial planning meeting in October and start committee meetings in November.
Size: 12 – 14 members. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee.
Location: Mix of online and in person meetings depending on season and topic.
Commitment: We are asking for a 2-year commitment, with the understanding that things come up.
Stipends: Are available if it will allow participation due to transportation costs, child care expense, etc.
Initial Topic Ideas to bring to Committee:
- Reviewing volunteer trainings and manual
- Input on volunteer processes from onboarding to exit
- Ideas for diversifying recruiting practices and volunteer pool
- Review language used in written materials
- Increasing volunteer voice and communications
Although tailored towards Haven volunteers if you know someone who you think would be very interested in joining the committee feel free to send them the link to the application form. We are asking applications are in by Oct 14th.
Application Form: https://forms.gle/VgYsqp8uqZviNosPA
Feel free to reach out to either Amber or Matt with any questions or thoughts.