Ending Hunger Through Citizen Service: Free Training Conference April 20th

Posted by on April 15, 2013
Who: The New York City Coalition Against Hunger & Community Impact at Columbia University
When: Saturday April 20, 2013 9 am – 1:30 pm
Where: Barnard College, New York, NY

The New York City Coalition Against Hunger is spearheading a new long-term, nationwide initiative to redefine the way people think and act about how they volunteer to fight hunger in order to make such efforts more effective in both reducing hunger and building hunger organization capacity, long-term. To do so, we have created a toolkit (online and in hard copy), and are launching a national marketing campaign, sponsoring training conferences and media events, as well as providing sustained follow-up technical assistance, using a wide variety of national and grassroots partnerships with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, to ensure that both organizations and volunteers have the tools they need to effectively utilize volunteer service.

As part of that effort, we will co-sponsor a conference in New York City with Community Impact at Columbia University on April 20th in order to offer technical assistance and training to area nonprofits, businesses, civic groups, senior citizen groups, religious congregations, government agencies, student and youth groups, and concerned individuals on how to implement structured high impact volunteer activities to both build organizational capacity and better meet the long-term food needs of the low-income people they serve.

Panel discussions will highlight best practices and offer concrete strategies for organizations to recruit and manage volunteers as well as offer training in implementing structured projects to engage professional volunteers in effective work to reduce hunger. Volunteers will learn how to engage in a wide range of activities that reduce hunger, build hunger organization capacity and deepen their understanding of how high impact activities can make their volunteer hours more effective in addressing the long-term food needs of the low-income people they serve. Two plenary sessions will give volunteers and hunger organizations an opportunity to meet and network, as well as connect with national leaders in the field of hunger.

For more information, including how you can present at a workshop, panel or as plenary speaker, please contact Valerie Boucard, NYCCAH Strategic Volunteer Program Director, at vboucard@nyccah.org or (212) 825-0028, extension 210.

To register, please go to: https://nyccah.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=34

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