Human Services

Volunteer Center of Story County Inc

Ames, IA   |  www.vcstory.org

Mission

To be the heart of volunteering throughout Story County

Ruling year info

1998

Executive Director

Anne Owens

Main address

110 Crystal Street

Ames, IA 50010 USA

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EIN

42-1441816

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

Citizen Participation (W24)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Volunteer Management

Volunteer referral system, Days of Service and Volunteer Management Training to connect community members to partner agencies to address identified community needs.

Population(s) Served
General Public/Unspecified
None
None
Budget
$100,000

Service learning programs, Silver Cord Service Program Support, Iowa State University Service Support, Presentation of Story County Youth Volunteer Awards

Population(s) Served
Budget
$30,000

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Affiliations & memberships

Points of Light Foundation 2015

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Our results

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Number of training workshops

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Related Program

Volunteer Management

Context Notes

Schedule monthly meetings for area professionals ; Presenter Volunteer Mgt. Training Webinar Series offered throughout state; offer advanced volunteer mgt. training workshops; & Service Enterprise Hub

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

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Related Program

Volunteer Management

Context Notes

Attendance at monthly professionals meetings, Service Enterprise Initiative Training Sessions and enrollment in Wolunteer management Training Series.

Number of volunteers

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Related Program

Volunteer Management

Context Notes

Volunteers that have specifically participated in VCSC programs, events and services. Includes Youth Service Participants.

Number of organizational partners

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Related Program

Volunteer Management

Context Notes

Number of agencies with active listings in the online volunteer referral system.

Number of external speaking requests for members of the organization

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Related Program

Volunteer Management

Context Notes

Presentations to school groups (community districts and University), and community organizations. Also applies to to Youth Engagement.

Total number of organization members

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Volunteer Management

Context Notes

Volunteers with active registered accounts in the online referral system.

Total number of new organization members

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Volunteers who registered for the first time in the online referral system

Number of list subscribers

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Volunteer Management

Context Notes

Number of volunteers, community members and partner agency representatives who subscribe to electronic communications list.

Number of community events or trainings held and attendance

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Volunteer Management

Context Notes

Includes five days of service, participation in service opportunities on Iowa State Campus and with local partner agencies. Includes events that apply to Youth Engagement.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

OUR MISSION<br/>We build strong community by inspiring, educating and mobilizing volunteers to address community needs in Story County.<br/> <br/>To accomplish our mission we:<br/>· Connect volunteers with volunteer opportunities throughout Story County.<br/>· Promote volunteering and community involvement.<br/>· Recognize volunteers.<br/>· Educate volunteer leaders.<br/><br/>OUR VISION<br/> To be the heart of volunteering throughout Story County.<br/><br/>WE VALUE<br/>People - we respect the diverse talents, perspectives, and contributions that each person brings to our community that creates an environment where all lives are enriched.<br/> <br/>Engagement - we provide opportunities for service and personal growth through sharing skills, interests, and talents.<br/> <br/>Community - we encourage collaboration and relationships between individuals and organizations in both giving and receiving to achieve a stronger community.

Provide an online referral service for individuals and local organizations to connect through for volunteer opportunities<br/><br/>Provide professional development and networking opportunities for area professionals in the field of volunteer management<br/><br/>Recognize outstanding youth (under age 25) volunteers annually for their efforts to make a difference in their community.<br/><br/>Participate in local collaborative efforts addressing community issues and needs by mobilizing volunteers and implementing proven volunteer management practices<br/><br/>Offer community-wide days of service to mobilize community members in order to address issues and needs.

Two full-time employees oversee the mobilization of over 6,000 volunteers annually to identify and address community needs. This done by maintaining an online referral database for 228 partner agencies to post account listings and upcoming opportunities. <br/><br/>Staff have over 20 years combined experience, and access through professional affiliations to provide expertise and resources for professional development for area volunteer managers and coordinators.<br/><br/>Strategic partnerships are maintained with partner agencies, local funders, community groups and officials to provide support for mobilizing volunteers through collaborative efforts to address hunger, transportation and education.

Progress is indicated by the number of volunteers mobilized, hours served, active partner agencies and annually calculated return on volunteer investment. For FY 2014-15, 7,402 volunteers were mobilized serving over 11,000 hours at 35 partner agencies. There were 4,835 volunteers registered in the online referral service. The ROVI for FY2014-15 was calculated to be $5.51 for every $1 and hour invested in volunteers.

As of December 2015, we have already exceeded our FY goal of 5,500 volunteers registered users with the online referral system, with 5,762 registered. The number of hours served between July and December 2015 totals 3,320. Over 300 more referrals were made between July and December 2015 compared to the entire number for FY 14-15.

Financials

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Volunteer Center of Story County Inc

Board of directors
as of 7/8/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mike Phillips

Greater Iowa Credit Union

Term: June 2014 - June 2016

Chris Hicks Vice President

Robyn Huss Secretary

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Keywords

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