Happy IVM Day!

International Volunteer Managers (IVM) Day is celebrated every year on 5 November and is a time to recognize and thank those who enhance and enable the spirit of volunteering. I want to thank our staff for all their wonderful work with our volunteers – you are awesome! And in honor of this day, I post below my personal mission statement written as a requirement for my Certification in Volunteer Administration (CVA). 

Happy day to ALL Volunteer Engagement Professionals!!! – Julie

I truly found my calling when I embarked on a career in volunteer administration. I come from a mission minded family and my faith is the guiding force in my life. I believe that we are here to serve others whenever possible.

Volunteerism is at the heart of everything that is good in our world. Volunteers are driven by their moral values and compassion to make the world a better place. Volunteers transform the dynamics of the workplace.  They are not there to make money. They are there to make a difference and I want to be there to facilitate their efforts. It is my philosophy that they must be actively engaged. Volunteers need to feel that they are truly a part of an organization and its mission.  Being a volunteer myself, I honestly believe that I know what is needed to support and sustain a volunteer program.

I find that when the daily grind of the office gets me down, it is interacting with my volunteers that give me inspiration and a renewal of purpose that keeps me going.  I am a people person and am energized by working with these individuals I call angels on earth.  At the end of the day it is rewarding to know that I have been a part of bringing a change for good to my community and to humankind.

 

Shop Amazon for TSCOR!

We just got a notice that through Nov 2nd (this Thursday!), AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond when you shop using TSCOR’s LINK. So click the link and shop away!!

Thanks for your support – Julie

PS – Please don’t forget the annual appeal letter that arrived in your mailbox a couple of weeks ago. Your gifts mean so much to so many!

Happy New Year!

Well, it is for TSCOR.  It’s the beginning of our new fiscal year and this is a special year for us – we celebrate our 35th ANNIVERSARY!!  And, it also means that is time for you to renew your membership or become a new member today!

In honor of our anniversary, we are running a Member-Get-A-Member campaign.  Find out all the details at the link below and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office (804-355-7282 or pgrimes@TSCOR.org).  Help us commemorate TSCOR by growing our membership so that we may continue our mission for another 35 years.  Thank you so very much – Julie

Member-Get-A-Member Information

A Fantastic Lecture for You!

Good Summer Everyone!

I miss seeing you all at the Open University and Lunch and Life.  I hope everyone is enjoying themselves and keeping cool in the humidity (and dry in the rain!).  Since you may not be in classes right now, I would like to share a lecture that I attended at another lifelong learning program about a month ago.  It is eye-opening.  Do yourself a favor and watch it.  Take good care – Julie

Click here to see Dr. Bill Thomas talk about living in an ageist society.