Free Tool to Bring In New Health Center Volunteers

From NACHC…

The United Health Foundation, Capital Link, and VolunteerMatch have partnered to create an exciting opportunity for health centers to access volunteers from UnitedHealth Group and other organizations to help facilitate and support the capital and IT investments underway as a result of the Recovery Act.

Since its inception in 1998, Volunteer Match has facilitated more than 4.2 million volunteer placements.  It is our hope that these volunteers will allow you to bring added expertise to the capital and IT development process, resulting in better facilities and systems to serve your patients.

To take advantage of this opportunity, your center can create a free basic account with VolunteerMatch.  When you post on VolunteerMatch, each volunteer listing you post will not only be available to VolunteerMatch.org’s 10 million visitors a year, but will also be pulled into the UnitedHealth Group and other corporations’ employee volunteering websites.

Hopefully, this resource will help you recruit skilled volunteers and strengthen relationships with local companies. With this goal in mind, we encourage you to think of creative ways to use volunteers. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

– Technology assessment and implementation

– Furnishing and equipment planning

– Fundraising assistance

– Event planning

– Transition assistance

– Marketing and promotions

– Board or committee service

To get started today, visit www.volunteermatch.org. Just follow the instructions to complete your registration. The process is quick and straightforward and seamlessly allows your center to access a large pool of skilled volunteers.

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