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Are you a volunteer manager at a nonprofit, school or government agency? Or maybe you’re a volunteer who coordinates OTHER volunteers at a church, service club or community group? You’re invited to the Skagit Volunteer Coordinators Network!

Why get involved in the Skagit Volunteer Coordinators Network?

  • Peer learning: Get tips and build your professional network of diverse volunteer coordinators across sectors — education, social services, emergency management, food security, environmental, arts organizations and more. Come with your questions, ask for help problem-solving, and share your experience and resources with others!
  • 2024 Skagit Volunteer Month & Volunteer Fair: Help plan projects that promote volunteerism countywide and celebrate our volunteers. NEW in 2024, a joint project with Leadership Skagit and the Skagit Community Foundation: Skagit Volunteer & Board Service Fair slated for April.
  • FREE volunteer recruitment resources, via www.SkagitVolunteerCenter.org, and our monthly volunteer newsletter that reaches over 2,000 individuals, churches and businesses.

2024 Schedule & Volunteer Management Topics: These topics were suggested by 2023 network members. To accommodate volunteer coordinators who live in more rural and isolated areas, meetings in 2024 will alternate between in person and via Zoom. In-person meeting location will alternate between Network members who would like to host their colleagues.

2024 Meeting Dates & Topics! Please contact SkagitVolunteerCenter@CommunityActionSkagit.org to get on our email list for call details and meeting locations!

  • January 2 (via Zoom): Volunteer needs assessment and program planning.
  • February 6 (in person meeting): Writing TARGETED position descriptions and recruitment messages.
  • March 5 (via Zoom): Outside-the-box TARGETED volunteer recruitment strategies.
  • April 2 (in person TBD): Turning “traditional” volunteer positions into internships and project-based opportunities.
  • Skagit Volunteer Month Proclamation, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, Skagit County Commissioners Chambers and via Zoom
  • Skagit Volunteer & Board Service Fair, Friday, April 12 (time and location TBD), in collaboration with Leadership Skagit and Skagit Community Foundation
  • May 7 (via Zoom): Effective on-boarding, orientation and training.
  • June 4 (in person TBD): Working with “spicy” volunteers (and how to say goodbye).
  • July 2 (via Zoom): Meaningful volunteer recognition.
  • October 1 (in-person TBD): Volunteer program evaluation.
  • November 5 (via Zoom): Volunteer management tech and data management.
  • December 3 (in person TBD): How to delegate, train and support OTHER volunteer supervisors/coworkers.

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