• Volunteers can be your organization’s greatest asset as they significantly increase your capacity to serve the community. In this session, you will explore ways to provide meaningful service opportunities for volunteers; recruit volunteers with diverse skills and interests; and celebrate volunteers’ service. Learn to understand your volunteers so that you can support them in service roles where they will be successful and bring about real change in the community.

  • When disaster strikes a community, volunteers are essential in helping to rebuild lives and rebuild communities. It is important that volunteers are given meaningful and constructive opportunities to serve, while not overwhelming the affected community during the response and recovery. National service members can be a vital part of this volunteer effort by staffing volunteer reception centers (VRCs) after an incident. VRCs match volunteers unaffiliated with disaster agencies to opportunities at organizations already involved in the response or recovery. This training will help national service participants understand the function of a VRC and how to manage spontaneous volunteers in times of disaster.
  • This module will lead you through a training on strengthening your organization, your community, and your projects. This training is designed to promote the idea that foundations and communities alike are interested in projects that serve to improve communities and strengthen community-based organizations.
  • What’s Next: Life After Your Service Year is an interactive tutorial from the T/TA provider for AmeriCorps recruitment and development leads members through activities and resources that clarify thinking about going to college, starting a career, and continuing to serve. By reflecting on their post-AmeriCorps or VISTA plans, members focus on the meaning of their service.
  • This training will lead you through utlizing effective Conflict Resolution techniques. Conflict between individuals just seems to be a fact of life. When conflict is handled and resolved effectively, it is possible that it can lead to personal and professional growth.
  • This training will lead you through the new member orientation for the Iowa AmeriCorps 4H Outreach Program.