PowerUP! Ad Templates Made Easy

If you’re working on plans for the New Year, here’s an idea: Kick off 2014 with a campaign to recruit a volunteer team that extends your agency’s capacity. Not sure how to start? Did you know the PowerUP! initiative has produced recruitment templates that you can use for free? A variety of templates are available. Today, […]

MAC, Inc.: Getting Results

At Maintaining Active Citizens (MAC, Inc.), they really get it. They have let go of old notions about volunteering, and they are empowering volunteers to get involved in self-directed teams through the new PowerUP! model. Just look at the minimal investment it took for this Area Agency on Aging in Salisbury, Maryland, to avoid having […]

13 Recruiting Templates for You

As the season for giving approaches, it’s a great time to ask for volunteers. Did you know there is a full suite of marketing templates you can use to recruit them? Produced this spring as part of the PowerUP! initiative, these templates are professionally designed as a service to you. And they’re all available on […]

A Recipe for More Boomer Volunteers

  Invite Boomers to Serve on Boards, Not Serve Meals Much has been said about the third age and how many baby boomers are transforming their lives with new work and volunteering opportunities. Indeed, older adult volunteers can be a boon to Aging Services organizations, but it can be challenging to get volunteers in the […]

Volunteer Programs Win Awards

At three Area Agencies on Aging, volunteers have helped provide older adults with holiday gifts, free computers and computer classes, and companionship. These programs were three of the 57 that received 2013 Aging Innovations and Achievement Awards and had a strong volunteer component. The awards, sponsored by CST your Link to Life (CST-LTL), were given […]

SMP: Volunteers Fighting Fraud

Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) volunteers are a powerful weapon in the fight to prevent healthcare fraud and medical identity theft. Recently, their importance was highlighted at Federal Trade Commission (FTC) forum Senior Identity Theft: A Problem in This Day and Age. Barbara Dieker, Director of the Administration for Community Living Office of Elder Rights, addressed […]

Rising to Meet the Financial Challenge

Summary: To face the challenge of diminishing financial resources, AAAs should turn to the community and its social capital. The PowerUP! initiative can increase organizations’ and programs’ capacity to meet eldercare needs and deliver services, with a high return on investment. You and a volunteer may attend the PowerUP! training for free July 28 at […]

5 Simple Ways to Recruit Volunteers with the PowerUP! Templates

Summary: PowerUP! recruitment templates are time savers, eye-catching, and effective. They give you 1) No-Fuss Ads, 2) Flyers at the Speed of Flight, 3) Newsletter Articles Made Easy, 4) Social Media Success, and 5) Press Materials to Impress. * Do you need help recruiting volunteers? Many agencies say they do. Now, you can download professionally […]

Beyond Bingo: Senior Center Volunteers Reap Lifelong Learning

Summary: In seven years, this lifelong learning program grew from two classes at two sites to over 35 topics per semester at six senior centers and residences! The classes have attracted thousands of older adults, including many who never before set foot in a senior center. *** Welcome to our guest blogger, Pat Dowling from […]

What Are Self-Directed Volunteer Teams?

Yesterday, 24 professionals from 12 aging services organizations near Washington, D.C., were in the city to learn a new “operating system” for increasing volunteer engagement as a way to expand their organizations’ capacity to serve older adults. Yesterday was the pilot session in the PowerUP! Training, planned by the Aging Network’s Volunteer Collaborative in conjunction […]

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