Upcoming Workshops:

Does managing your volunteers overwhelm you? Join us for a race through the best practices of volunteer management. We'll touch on recruitment, orientation, retention and recognition of volunteers. Learn from one another as well. Facilitator: Lynn Odom, Volunteer Services Coordinator, VCD

Date: Thursday, September 18,2014
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Where: Daylily Conference Room, Volunteer Center
700 West Main Street, Durham    
To register: 
 Lynn Odom919-613-4515
Successful Grant Writing 
Learn about the grantsmanship process from foundation research and cultivation to the development and writing of a winning proposal. If you are a beginning grant writer , this session will provide you with the essential tools needed to write a successful grant proposal from start to finish. For those more experienced, this session will sharpen your skills and keep you up-to-date with current grant writing trends.

Presenter: Ruth Peebles, President and Founder of The INS Group, offers 25 years of hands-on experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, organizational development and project management.

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Where: Daylily Conference Room, Volunteer Center
700 West Main Street, Durham    
To register: Lenore Donaldson
or 919-613-4515

Volunteer of the Week

Dee Sailstad
Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Durham and Orange Counties

It takes a lot of hard work to run a second-hand store and Dee does more than her share, She spends fifteen hours a week at the ReStore making sure that the donated furniture and household items it sells are displayed in a way that will lead to quick sales and happy customers.

Perhaps Dee's greatest contribution to the ReStore was in helping create and build a new program, the ReStore-ation Work Zone. As the primary volunteer working in the Zone, Dee makes unsellable items sellable by creatively repurposing them so that they're attractive and useful. The increased sales that Dee makes possible lead directly to safe and affordable Habitat homes for families in our community. Her flexibility, reliability and complete dedication form a large part of the ReStore's success.

Thank you, Dee Sailstad for being such an inspiring volunteer!


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