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Northside Planning Council - NPC

Volunteer Development Team – Aug 10, 2015 Agenda & Action Items

In attendance:  Karin Cretney, Adam Haen, Abha Thakkar, Martee Mikalson


– identify goals of group
– identify volunteer needs
– next steps


Decisions Made:
Goals of Volunteer CAT
– write out volunteer descriptions
– identify volunteer recruitment channels – agencies, organization, individuals
– volunteer sign-up process – Chris Moore
– design volunteer intake process
– design volunteer documentation process
– recruit volunteers!


Volunteers needed (first draft):
FEED tour guides & tour schedule – get Chris Moore’s help with scheduling, Abha can help train
FEED business mentors – Business Incubation Team will define this
Writers – to interview and write profiles for FEED users
Cleaning Team
Maintaining our garden/outdoor landscaping and edible plants
Data entry
Web and social media content managers
Event volunteers


Action Items:
1.  Karen Cretney has agreed to oversee user contract/documentation tracking.  Will work with Adam, Noelle, Abha and Dave Meyer, as need be.
2. Abha will write preliminary volunteer descriptions and share with group
3. Once descriptions are finalized, put them on the website and share far and wide
4. Get names of folks who were interested in giving tours and follow-up with training
5. Next steps: develop intake process – any specific volunteer expectations?
6. Set up volunteer orientation meeting


Northside Planning Council

The mission of the Northside Planning Council is to improve the quality of life and foster equity on the Northside through community organizing and economic development.

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