Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center’s VISTA Develops a Successful Volunteer Training

“Focusing on our foundation and building on it” is the theme that VISTA Jennifer Annen is using to create a new training for the volunteers at Woman to Woman’s Twice as Nice Resale in Denton, Texas. January was the second phase in the construction of the quarterly training, known as “BUILD,” for the resale store’s … Continue reading Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center’s VISTA Develops a Successful Volunteer Training

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Jennifer Annen Works to improve Woman to Woman’s Volunteer Program

Woman to Woman (W2W) Pregnancy Resource Center’s VISTA, Jennifer Annen, took volunteer training to the next level this September! As W2W welcomed in a new volunteer coordinator, Jennifer worked closely with her to demonstrate their procedures for recruiting, contacting, and orienting new volunteers. Joining forces with her fellow VISTA and new volunteer coordinator, Jennifer helped … Continue reading Jennifer Annen Works to improve Woman to Woman’s Volunteer Program

Sean Enfield Improves Plano Children’s Theatre’s Volunteer Communication

In August 2017, VISTA Sean Enfield worked to improve the communication and relationships between the North Texas Performing Arts organization/staff and its volunteers while also continuing to standardize its volunteer practices. With such wide array of theatres and programming, the organization's volunteer network is widely dispersed and hard to manage efficiently. As a part of … Continue reading Sean Enfield Improves Plano Children’s Theatre’s Volunteer Communication

Marcela Solia Welcomes and Trains 3 New VISTA Members

During the month of August, AmeriCorps VISTA North Texas welcomed three new VISTA Members. VISTA leader, Marcela Solia, assisted in welcoming these new VISTAs by facilitating their onsite training and creating social media posts introducing them to the community.  After helping the new VISTAs settle in, she continued to recruit for the open November positions. … Continue reading Marcela Solia Welcomes and Trains 3 New VISTA Members

Jennifer Annen Develops Process to Improve Volunteer Intake and Training

Jennifer, a VISTA serving at Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center in Denton, TX has found the importance in maximizing potential for volunteers from every walk of life. Working closely with the volunteer coordinator at Twice as Nice Resale, (a branch of Woman to Woman PRC) Jennifer determined areas where she could improve the process … Continue reading Jennifer Annen Develops Process to Improve Volunteer Intake and Training

Jennifer Annen Creates and Implements Training for Volunteer Leaders

July was certainly a month of growth for Twice as Nice Resale, an entity of Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center (W2W) in Denton, Texas and VISTA Jennifer helped to lay the groundwork for expanding their volunteer program! Alongside her project’s fellow VISTA, Hannah McNeill, Jennifer worked to open up a new opportunity for Twice … Continue reading Jennifer Annen Creates and Implements Training for Volunteer Leaders

Nicole Owens Welcomes New Speakers’ Bureau Members to Denton County Friends of the Family

AmeriCorps VISTA, Nicole Owens, is in the process of completing the Denton County Friends of the Family’s community education project. Nicole has welcomed two new Speakers Bureau members who completed their training in the month of March. They are now able to shadow tabling events and presentations to learn more about representing Denton County Friends … Continue reading Nicole Owens Welcomes New Speakers’ Bureau Members to Denton County Friends of the Family

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

New Volunteer with Speakers Bureau Helps Out in a Pinch!

This month, Denton County Friends of the Family Speakers Bureau grew when two new members joined the group. VISTA Nicole Owens provided the first part of their training in which they learned the basics of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. It also got easier for volunteers to get involved with the creation of a … Continue reading New Volunteer with Speakers Bureau Helps Out in a Pinch!

Logistics and Training Meld Together for VISTA Sarah Crain

Many new volunteers are quite nervous on their first day and wonder a lot about their new organization they are volunteering for. Topics like “what is the dress code?”, “where do I park?”, “what time is my shift?”, and “who do I contact if I cannot make it?” are examples of questions that bounce around … Continue reading Logistics and Training Meld Together for VISTA Sarah Crain