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Title: RSVP ADVISORY COUNCIL ORIENTATION


1
RSVP ADVISORY COUNCIL ORIENTATION
  • WEST CENTRAL MN COMMUNITIES ACTION ELBOW LAKE, MN

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  • The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
  • Volunteer Recruitment
  • Volunteer Placement
  • Volunteer Management

3
The Corporation for National Service
4
OTHER CNS PROGRAMS
  • LEARN SERVE AMERICA
  • AMERI CORPS/ VISTA

Some have cooperative programs. Some have shared
local sponsors.
5
OUR LOCAL SPONSOR
  • West Central MN Communities Action, Inc.
  • 411 Industrial Park Blvd.
  • Elbow Lake, MN 56531
  • Phones 1-800-492-4806 ext. 116
  • 218-685-4486 ext 116
  • 218-685-6176

6
FUNDING SOURCES
  • Federal Grant--CNS
  • State Grant--MBA
  • 5 Counties Served--used for vol. Expense
  • WCMCACEO portion of salaries
  • In-kind Donations
  • Occasional fund raising

7
RSVP ADVISORY COUNCIL
PURPOSE
MAKE UP
  • 4 members from Grant, Pope, Stevens, and Traverse
    Counties
  • 5 members from Douglas County
  • 50 age 60
  • 3 year terms
  • 2 consecutive terms
  • Support planning
  • Input on local issues
  • Local fund raising
  • Annual evaluation
  • referrals
  • promotion/ PR/ communications

8
RSVP MISSION
  • Develop meaningful retirement roles for Seniors
  • Assist public and private nonprofits in
    recruiting and retaining volunteers
  • Resource for addressing community problems

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ELIGIBILITY AND PRIORITIES
  • Isolated persons
  • Disabilities
  • Special skills
  • Willing to work in difficult to fill positions
  • Working duel or new sites
  • Males/ under 70
  • Intergenerational
  • Age 55
  • Desire to serve in the community
  • No income guidelines

10
BENEFITS FOR VOLUNTEERS
  • On the job insurance
  • Limited reimbursements
  • Recognition events
  • Information, opportunities, placement

11
BENEFITS FOR VOLUNTEER SITES
  • Insurance for volunteers
  • Reimbursement for volunteers
  • Recognition for volunteers
  • Assistance with recruitment
  • Technical assistance
  • Networking opportunities

12
SOME ASSIGNMENTS AVAILABLE
  • Schools, preschool, Head Start- national
    priority
  • Literacy programs
  • Food shelves clothing banks
  • Nursing homes
  • Congregate meals home delivered
  • Transportation programs
  • Hospitals
  • County local Senior Citizen Programs
  • Habitat for Humanity Programs

13
2005-2006 Program Statistics
  • 923 active volunteers
  • 110,150 volunteer hours
  • 86 volunteer sites plus Advisory Council
  • 785,295.38 dollar value to the communities
    (figured at 7.76 per hour)
  • 134 newly enrolled volunteers
  • 155 volunteers discontinuing service
  • 15,042.66 transportation reimbursement paid
  • 530.95 meal reimbursement paid
  • Cost of recognition events (5) 7,401.87 (a
    portion was covered by donations)

14
RSVP FOCUSES ON IMPACTS OF VOLUNTEERS ON THE
COMMUNITY
  • IMPACTS
  • SHOW THE DIFFERENCE MADE
  • ARE VIEWED IN THE LONGER TERM
  • SHOW HOW THE COMMUNITY NEED WAS MET

15
Community need
Service activity
Impact
FOR PROGRAMMING IMPACT
Accomplishment
Input
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WHAT MIGHT WE MEASURE?
  • NUMBER OF CLIENTS/PERSONS SERVED
  • ESTIMATED DOLLAR VALUE OF SERVICE
  • MEASUREABLE CHANGES IN BEHAVIOR ie. decreased
    incidents of violence
  • MEASURABLE IMPROVEMENTS IN HEALTH
  • ACTUAL NUMBERS OF PRODUCTS PRODUCED ie. Number
    of homes built, quilts made etc.

17
SO WHO CARES ANYWAY?
  • FUNDING SOURCES AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES WANT TO
    SEE REAL RESULTS
  • ACCOUNTABILITY
  • COMPETITION FOR SCARCE RESOURCES
  • OBLIGATED TO USE TAX DOLLARS WISELY
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