Required TB Tests and Code of Conduct manuals were handed out during April’s meeting. There are still a few volunteers who have not had their TB Test completed for 2009. Also, we are still lacking quite a few volunteers who have signed and returned their Code of Conduct Manuals signature sheets. Please make arrangements to complete both soon!

Attention Volunteers .
Your annual TB Skin Test will be administered before April’s Monthly meeting. Monica Baxter, RN, Saint Mary’s Infection Control and Employee Health nurse will be set up at 12:30 p.m. prior to April’s meeting. We encourage every active volunteer to attend. If you are not able, arrangements will need to be made to have your test administered.

Upcoming Volunteer Webinars
We would like to invite you to join us for some great learning opportunities for the Volunteer program. Two webinars are being offered to all interested volunteers. If you would like to participate, please call Stephanie Beerman at 968-2841, ext. 0 to sign up for either or both if you like! Please leave your name and a good contact number so we can call if anything changes. Both webinars will be held in Cafes 2 & 3 from 10-11:30 a.m. We hope to see you all there!

Session Four: Marketing Your Volunteer Program
Tuesday, March 24 – Cafes 2 & 3 – COMPLETED

Basic Marketing concepts are critical in developing a viable, dynamic plan to promote your volunteer program and recruit volunteers. This session explains how business principles apply to volunteer marketing and the benefits of market research. Lean what elements comprise the 4 P’s of marketing and how to incorporate them into your strategic plan.

Session Five: Focusing on the Health Benefits of Volunteering as a Recruitment Strategy
Tuesday, April 7 – Cafes 2 & 3 – COMPLETED

Helping others has real health benefits. This session will discuss the findings of international studies linking health benefits with volunteering. Lean to identify and understand the potential volunteer market and develop motivational strategies to attract those volunteers in this session