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Volunteer NKY Solutions

The Solutions initiative is intended to develop and share ideas and tools for individual volunteers and volunteer leaders.

Background:  The Life Solutions Network has two key aspects to its mission:  Life Skills and Volunteer Solutions.  Solutions have been accumulating and are in various degrees of documentation.  These ideas and tools are freely available to LSN Members.  Just contact us.

Objective:  The Volunteer NKY planning team will facilitate collaboration so that ideas, tools and processes are improved and more broadly shared and used.  The general goals are to:

  • Find new volunteers (create new capacity in the community).
  • Support and grow volunteers and service professionals (energized, purposeful, serving to potential).
  • Identify and address organization requirements, e.g. remove barriers to accepting skilled volunteers.

Two tools were initially identified by the Strategy Team for improvement and “deployment”:

Over time, we want to create a culture of sharing…people “deposit and borrow” from the toolbox.

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Other Solutions Examples:  The LSN toolbox already contains many items.  Many of these “solutions” are not on-line; contact us for more information.  Here is a partial list:

  • Process documentation…process masterplanning, process design & improvement, training.
  • Program management…best practices framework, program planning.
  • Speaker’s Bureau…Volunteer with Purpose presentation, local organization engagement.
  • Volunteer development playbook…assessment tool for “fit, interview prep, development plan.
  • Mentoring…of volunteers and volunteer leaders.
  • Benchmarking…Kentucky Non-Profits Network (KNN), network synergy.
  • Volunteer “dashboard”…template, various examples.
  • Organization design…framework, example, roles and responsibilities.
  • Ambassadorship…process, training and support.
  • Volunteer Connect…volunteer fairs at local organizations.
  • Volunteer NKY on Facebook.
  • Organization-specific initiatives, e.g. Member Engagement at the Life Learning Center.

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