On the Web August + September 2008
VOLUNTEER YOUR YEAR as a GFWC volunteer blogger! Our volunteer blog is a hit, and we’re challenging GFWC members to join the action at the hottest spot on the blogosphere! In 2008, we have been following Allison Yezek on her journey to identify her passion project. In 2009 we’re expanding the view to offer perspectives from all levels of GFWC membership, and we’re looking for volunteers to share their GFWC adventures through photos, blog-style postings, Q&A sessions, live chats, and video messages. Learn more»
VOLUNTEERING IS WISE WORK according to a 2006 study by Women’s Way in Philadelphia, which demonstrates how critical business skills—like problem solving, coaching/mentoring, and public speaking—are developed and improved through volunteering. Find out more in their published report! (PDF)
STRIKE A MATCH with Volunteer Match, where you can recruit new members by registering your GFWC club. It’s free to register and many would-be volunteers first learn about community organizations using the search feature on this website. So far, Volunteer Match has referred more than 3.5 million potential volunteers to organizations like GFWC.
GET YOUR DEGREE IN GFWC! You read about the new GFWC Leadership series, an initiative offering all members a variety of leadership training opportunities via a number of venues and for several different organizational levels. The Series debuts in June 2009. Learn more»
VOLUNTEER BOOM! The number of GFWC silver and gold pins given for 25 and 50 years of service to the Federation is increasing, which tells us that member loyalty is at an all-time high. Learn to celebrate the experience that longtime volunteers have to share, and find out how to keep current members committed (PDF) for a lifetime of community service.
GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER and start planning for ACT in OCT early! Helpful information is featured in the GFWC Clubwoman magazine and in the Membership Section of this website.