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COVIDCheck Colorado: Seeking Volunteers to Help Co Communities

By sparkthechangeco. Wed, 12 Aug 2020

We need you to volunteer with us today! Colorado COVID Heroes help our community get back to work and school in partnership with COVIDCheck Colorado, a social benefit enterprise of the Gary Community Investment Company. We need you: Volunteers with just four hours who can wave hello, direct traffic, or check-in testing registrants. Those who … Continue reading COVIDCheck Colorado: Seeking Volunteers to Help Co Communities

Apply for The Civic 50 Colorado 2020 Today! Survey Deadline: 8/31

By sparkthechangeco. Tue, 11 Aug 2020

What Is The Civic 50? The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year as determined by an annual survey administered by True Impact. Since it was launched in 2012, the program has served as benchmarking tool and platform for sharing best practices in the corporate … Continue reading Apply for The Civic 50 Colorado 2020 Today! Survey Deadline: 8/31

Emergency Preparedness Article 6: Extreme Heat

By sparkthechangeco. Mon, 10 Aug 2020

As we continue into August, high temperatures call for caution. Extreme heat requires taking steps to protect yourself and those around you. Namely, older adults, children, and individuals with health concerns are all at greater risk from extreme heat (“Extreme Heat”). This coming week, we are likely to experience high temperatures and we have highlighted … Continue reading Emergency Preparedness Article 6: Extreme Heat

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Upcoming Trainings

This valuable program will enhance your knowledge whether you are a new or seasoned volunteer professional. *Due to the impact of COVID-19 in 2020, we are currently re-evaluating ways to provide virtual options for our Volunteer Management Training Series.

 

Upcoming Events

Come enjoy happy hour bites and drinks as you network with nonprofits looking for board candidates and skilled volunteers.

If you are interested in joining a board but have little to no experience, this class is the perfect place to start.

Introduction to Board Service will train you to serve as a board member and help you choose a board that is the right fit for your interests.

Come represent your volunteer organization and network face-to-face with volunteers at Spark's 1st Annual Volunteer Fair in Pueblo, CO.

Message to Spark the Change Colorado Members, 

Due to COVID-19, you may be experiencing a lot of cancellations and/or calls asking where folks can help.  We can help you in both areas.  You can cancel your current opportunities for the time being if you don't want/need volunteers showing up right now.  

  • For Date and Time Specific opportunities, see the attached screen shot.  You'll log in to the Partner Portal, click on the volunteer opportunity you want to change, scroll all the way down to Occurrences and you'll see a tiny Cancel button for still-active opportunities. 
  • For Individually Scheduled Opportunities, there is no 'cancel' option, but they can do the following:
    • 1) Edit the occurrence end date, and set it to yesterday's date. That will remove it from the public site.
    • 2) Use the email functionality to send emails to any volunteers with upcoming connections that they've already confirmed - and let them know the opportunity won't be taking place until further notice. Then update those connections to declined, so that they are removed from a volunteers upcoming opportunities. (No action is needed for pending connections, unless they desire to decline those as well).
  • And if you Do Need volunteers, be sure to post updated volunteer opportunities with specifics.  We can also help connect you to the Help Colorado Now website where more volunteers can find you. 

Please let us know if you have questions and we'll be happy to help. 

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