The Johnson Center for Philanthropy at GVSU and the Volunteer Center at Heart of West Michigan United Way would like you to join us as we honor over 60 organizations that have made the commitment to outstanding volunteer leadership through their participation in the Grand Rapids Community Foundation's Encore Program at our 2012 National Volunteer Week Celebration.
As I retired I was looking forward to more time to read, travel, craft, visit family, workout, experiment with new recipes, etc. etc. While I was not going to miss the day-to-day grind and stresses of the workplace, I knew that I would miss the people connections, new challenges and sense of accomplishment that also came with the job.
The project to transition from Volunteer Solutions to HandsOn Connect gave our Volunteer Center the opportunity to employ strategies related to pro-bono services and skills-based volunteering. We successfully used a combination of paid staff and volunteers to accomplish our goals. The following is a list of the additional support that we garnered to help with the project: