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COVID-19 Article 3: Communicating with Volunteers

By sparkthechangeco. Mon, 01 Jun 2020

Communicating with Volunteers Article 3, COVID-19 Blog Series by: Amanda Mckee, Spark the Change Colorado. As regulations have shifted from one week to the next, flexibility has become important for organizations. Plans have clearly changed and communicating frequently with volunteers has been essential. In the article “An Open Letter to Decision-Makers in Response to COVID-19 … Continue reading COVID-19 Article 3: Communicating with Volunteers

COVID-19 Article 2: Volunteer Strategy

By sparkthechangeco. Mon, 25 May 2020

Volunteer Strategy By: Amanda McKee, Spark the Change Colorado Throughout this difficult and uncertain time, volunteers have played a key role in helping organizations successfully fulfill their mission while supporting the changing needs of their community. The significance of volunteers has become ever so apparent. The Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement does an excellent job … Continue reading COVID-19 Article 2: Volunteer Strategy

COVID-19 Blog Series: Article 1; About the Series.

By sparkthechangeco. Mon, 18 May 2020

Organizations of all types have been tasked with delivering their services despite the challenges presented by COVID-19. While these challenges have certainly been difficult, there have also been extraordinary levels of support and engagement from volunteers. We have seen volunteers dedicate time to helping their communities and providing organizations a way to move forward. To … Continue reading COVID-19 Blog Series: Article 1; About the Series.

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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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