Grateful for Volunteer Managers

VAN Logo - largeSquareHappy Thanksgiving!  Andy Fryar’s workshop was about those who are Leaders in Volunteer Management.  I am so grateful for the many leaders I know here in the Seattle area.  I’m especially grateful for those who have joined the VAN NW Steering Committee.  These managers have made a commitment to invest time and talent into the sector and making the Puget Sound even more volunteer friendly. We are making a difference!  Some exciting things are upcoming! We are planning another half day workshop on March 24 from 8:30 – 12:30 at the Nagomi Tea House in the Seattle International District. Our focus is on understanding our bias and unconscious barriers we may place in front of volunteers. How can we have a more diverse volunteer corps? How can we help our volunteers be more inclusive as well by understanding privilege and bias! (That’s an issue I deal with at the Senior Center.)

Then June 19-21, VAN NW will be joining Points of Light for it’s National Conference at the Convention Center! Look for more news of opportunities to volunteer, scholarships, etc.

Here’s our amazing steering committee and you are welcome to join us in planning too! Just contact Lisa at Conference@vannw.org

  • Chair – Lisa Yeager
  • Secretary – Jane Deer-Hileman
  • Treasurer – Barbara Zito
  • Professional Gathering co-chairs – Alex Ropes & Ariel Novick
  • Bloggers – Carol Ryan (professional gatherings), Hollianne Monson, Ingrid Hartsock, & Belina Van
  • Workshop Coordinators for two half day workshops – Lindsey Ismailova & Sarah Bustad & Patrick Tefft
  • Venues for workshops – Lindsey Ismailova
  • Catering – Shana Allen
  • Workshop Speaker Liaison – Carol Ryan
  • Resource Fair/Sponsor tables – Cecelia Walsh
  • Door Prizes/Décor for workshops – Ingrid Hartsock
  • P.R. for workshops – Molly Donohue flyer design: Hollianne Monson – blog
  • Sponsorshop – Jana Phillips
  • T-shirts/Merchandize – Paige Schmelzer (Spring)
  • Registration/Eventbrite event create – Nikki Marschke
  • Networking Ideas at National Conference and workshops -
  • Scholarships for Points of Light Conference –
  • United Way liaison – Alice Fong
  • Membership -

Thank you so much to you all! We’re making a difference!

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