This week we opened up “our house” to all of our community partners as a way to introduce them to new staff members, share our programming options with them and most importantly to convey our main goal: for our volunteers to get involved with their organizations! Partners we’ve known for years and years, brand new people that we haven’t worked with yet and everyone in between came to share the morning with us.
We asked our partners to tell us how they use Seattle Works volunteers, how they would like to use them, their favorite ways for inspiring volunteering and more specifically what appeals to people in their 20s and 30s.
Sampling of feedback we heard:
- Partners notice that our generation likes to work together and see the impact and difference that we make.
- Direct contact with people benefitting from the volunteers’ work, providing the big picture of how the volunteer project fits with the larger community issues helps to inspire more volunteering!
- An amazing trait of the nonprofit sector is the energy and willingness to collaborate with each other! Our community partners were eager not only to learn from us, but to learn from each other and share what they’re doing in order to move forward together and better serve our community.
Do you know of a nonprofit organization in the are that could benefit from working with Seattle Works volunteers?
Tell Randi (firstname.lastname@example.org) and if we aren’t working with them yet, maybe we can be soon!