Category Archives: Membership

Special Conference Price ends soon!

Points of Light’s Conference on Volunteering and Service is coming to Seattle! Join the world’s largest gathering of volunteer, national service and civic leaders to help build strong, vibrant communities.  Schedule information: Taking place June 19-21, the event offers 70+ … Continue reading

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VAN Membership and the National Conference Discount!

I’ve never been to a National or International Conference on Volunteer Management.  Then I found out the Points of Light Conference is in Seattle this year. What an opportunity!  So VAN decided to not hold it’s annual conference this year … Continue reading

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National Conference on Volunteerism PLUS Professional Gathering THIS Thursday, April 20 on Recognition!

2017 Conference on Volunteering and Service June 19-21, 2017 │Seattle, Washington All VAN members are invited to be a special guest at Points of Light’s Conference on Volunteering and Service this year. VAN is pleased to offer our members a discounted rate … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight: Jane Deer-Hileman, Jewish Family Service

  Describe the mission, programs, and services of your organization: Jewish Family Service is a multi service agency, and we have been serving the community in Seattle since 1892. We serve Refugees and Immigrants, provide services for seniors, adults with disabilities, … Continue reading

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Our Gratitude to outgoing VAN President Nikki Russell

Nikki Russell is stepping down after five years as Chair of the VAN Steering Committee. There are not words to express the huge impact she has had on VAN and on volunteer management in those years. But here are a few … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight: Lisa Yeager, Pacific Science Center

Describe the mission, programs, and services of your organization: Pacific Science Center is an independent, not-for-profit educational institution that inspires lifelong interest in science, math, and technology by engaging diverse communities through interactive and innovative exhibits and programs.     … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight: Ingrid Hartsock, Seattle Goodwill

Describe the mission, programs, and services of Goodwill: Our mission is to provide quality, effective employment training and basic education to individuals with significant barriers to economic opportunity. We currently operate 10 Job Training Centers, 25 retail stores and 38 donation … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight: Marjorie Trachtman, Bellevue Police Department

Describe the mission, services and programs of BPD: The Bellevue Police Department’s mission is “to provide a safe place to live, work and visit through quality law enforcement. We are committed to serving the public with respect, accountability and integrity.” How … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight: Bridget Guerrero, Youth Tutoring Program

Describe the mission, services and programs of YTP: The Youth Tutoring Program is an after-school educational enrichment program for vulnerable first through twelfth grade students who live in low and mixed-income housing communities in Seattle.  We offer tutoring at six … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight: Jenny Woods, Seattle Art Museum

Describe the mission, programs and services of your organization: Seattle Art Museum Connects Art to Life. We are one museum with three locations: SAM Downtown, Asian Art Museum, and Olympic Sculpture Park. Through art, the Seattle Art Museum enriches lives … Continue reading

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