January VISTA Spotlight

Name: Jennifer Annen Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL Alma Mater: Iowa State University Volunteer history: Pet-sitting, dog-walking, animal care and community outreach at an animal shelter Why did you choose VISTA? I had earned my bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, but towards the end of my schooling I found a deep interest in human and societal … Continue reading January VISTA Spotlight

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VISTA Martha Tonn Recruits and Manages Volunteers for Cornerstone Ranch’s Annual Gala

Martha Tonn is the Volunteer Recruitment and Development VISTA at Cornerstone Ranch, a unique home and day program for adults with intellectual and physical disabilities located in McKinney, TX. On Saturday, October 28, Cornerstone Ranch held their annual Gala & Art Auction, which accounts for approximately 80% of the organizations operating funds for the year, … Continue reading VISTA Martha Tonn Recruits and Manages Volunteers for Cornerstone Ranch’s Annual Gala

Sean Enfield Recruits Volunteers for Plano Children’s Big Move and a Full-Slate of Productions

September was quite a busy month for VISTA Sean Enfield. As his organization, the Plano Children's Theatre, prepares for its big move, Sean has been tasked with recruiting volunteers for the move as well as volunteers to help with the build out of the new space. He has been utilizing the organization's online presence and … Continue reading Sean Enfield Recruits Volunteers for Plano Children’s Big Move and a Full-Slate of Productions

VISTA Leader Marcela Solia Coordinates Day of Service

VISTA leader, Marcela Solia, connected with Keep Denton Beautiful to organize a 9/11 day of service project. This was a chance for the VISTAs to contribute to our community in a more direct way. They spent their morning at Lake Forest Park in Denton collecting trash and recyclables that had been left behind. Several bags … Continue reading VISTA Leader Marcela Solia Coordinates Day of Service

Brianna Young Leads and Trains Volunteers at Twice as Nice Resale

Brianna Young is serving with Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center as the Volunteer Recruitment and Development VISTA. Twice as Nice Resale (TANR) hosted a group of 15 volunteers on August 25, 2017 from the Texas Academy of Math and Science at University of North Texas. The volunteers served 2 hours each to help organize, … Continue reading Brianna Young Leads and Trains Volunteers at Twice as Nice Resale

Hannah McNeill’s Social Media Skills Lead to Fundraising Success at Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center

VISTA Hannah McNeill, serving in Volunteer Recruitment and Development at Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center in Denton, TX, spent her month utilizing social media to market her agency's Annual Ladies Purse Auction and Brunch. Hannah created a social media schedule posting once a week with a reminder and encouragement to register paired with the … Continue reading Hannah McNeill’s Social Media Skills Lead to Fundraising Success at Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center

Volunteer Recruitment and Management Activities Keep VISTA Sean Enfield Busy

In April, VISTA Sean Enfield recruited 20 new volunteers and managed 52 volunteers to help organize a number of events for the North Texas Performing Arts (NTPA) organization. He connected with the Plano chapter of the National Charity League to operate a crafting booth at the Shops of Willow Bend, a mall located in Plano, … Continue reading Volunteer Recruitment and Management Activities Keep VISTA Sean Enfield Busy

VISTA Hannah McNeill Honors Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center’s Volunteers

This month was one of thankfulness and festivity as volunteers were appreciated at Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center in Denton, TX. Volunteer Recruitment and Development VISTA Hannah played an integral role in developing the ways that Woman to Woman encourages and honors their volunteers. Hannah used social media to shed light on how thankful … Continue reading VISTA Hannah McNeill Honors Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center’s Volunteers

Expansion Brings Out the Volunteers for VISTA Sean Enfield

In February, VISTA Sean Enfield played a part in the opening of North Texas Performing Arts’ new theatre in Fairview. A couple weeks prior to the Ribbon Cutting, he managed a small team helping in the final stages of the build out, and conducted interviews with the major volunteers in the Fairview project. The new … Continue reading Expansion Brings Out the Volunteers for VISTA Sean Enfield

VISTA Adam Jones Demonstrates Volunteer Management Knowledge

During the month of February, Adam Jones, a Volunteer Training VISTA at Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center, was recruited to amass a wealth of information on the topic of volunteer management. The information gathered was used in a lecture hosted by Funding Information Network.  With the track record of over 183 volunteers trained and … Continue reading VISTA Adam Jones Demonstrates Volunteer Management Knowledge