Category Archives: Membership

VAN Spotlight: Alice Fong, United Way of King County

Describe the mission, programs and services of your organization: United Way of King County brings caring people together to give, volunteer and take action to help people in need and solve our community’s toughest challenges.  In almost every neighborhood in … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight: Carol Ryan, Zeno

Describe the mission, programs and services of your organization: Mission:  Zeno is a non-profit organization with a mission to build a sustainable math culture in elementary school communities. Vision:  Zeno envisions elementary school communities across the US where every child can … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight: Nanci Wehr, LINKS – Lake Washington School District

  Describe the mission, programs and services of your organization: LINKS mission is: “To engage community volunteers to ensure students in Lake Washington School District have the resources they need to achieve academic and personal success now and in the … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight: Randi McKenna, YouthCare

  Describe the mission, programs, and services of your organization:  YouthCare builds confidence and self-sufficiency for homeless youth by providing a continuum of care includes outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education, and employment training. For nearly 40 years, YouthCare … Continue reading

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Wishing You a Happy New Year!

VAN Northwest wishes you a Happy New Year in 2014!

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Workshop opportunity on Volunteer Management

VAN members Lisa Yeager and Bridget Guerrero plus Gary King of Jubilee Reach will be presenting a workshop for the Center for Nonprofit Success.   “Volunteer Management: Essential ingredients and successful recipes for volunteer engagement” will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 10th from … Continue reading

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A Celebration at the next professional gathering!

Join us on Wednesday, November 20, for our next professional gathering. Jamie Schecter of the North Urban Human Services Alliance will talk a bit about their work with engaging volunteers with disabilities. Then she’ll facilitate a discussion about how agencies … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight – Jamie Schecter & Trey Baughman, North Urban Human Services Alliance

Describe the mission, programs and services of your organization: The North Urban Human Services Alliance’s mission is to build the community’s capacity to respond to human service needs in North King County, encompassing the Cities of Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight – Lisa Yeager, Encompass and Hopelink

Describe the mission, programs, and services of your organization: I currently work part-time for two organizations. At Encompass, our mission is to “nurture children, enrich families, and inspire community”. At Hopelink, the mission is “Helping People. Changing Lives”. How does … Continue reading

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Professional Development!

Here are some professional development opportunities coming our way: Interested in measuring the results of you volunteer efforts?  Consider participating in United Way of King County’s Advanced Volunteer Resources Management workshop: What Are Volunteers Worth? Measuring the Impact of Volunteer … Continue reading

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