We are very excited to announce that the V-LINC website was launched earlier this week! Please check it out! If you’re looking for information about the services VME provided, it can be found on our Customized Assistive Technology Services page. Be sure to take a look at our Assistive Technology Services page as well to see what additional services we now provide as V-LINC.
You may also be interested in our Volunteer Resources page which has useful information and other resources that may help make your experience as a V-LINC volunteer a successful one. Please let us know if there are any resources or information you would like us to add to this page!
New Hours Collection Policy & Online Submission Form
We are going to begin collecting hours on a quarterly basis. This will save you the trouble of having to remember them at the year’s end! We know tracking and submitting your hours can be a chore so we’re trying to make it as easy as possible. You can now submit your hours on our website using our electronic form.
We’ll send a reminder note when it’s time for you to submit them for the quarter, but feel free to submit them more frequently. If you have any questions about the form, please let us know! And if you prefer to submit your hours in hardcopy, you can download the PDF form on the website.
Your volunteer hours help us demonstrate the contribution V-LINC makes to the community. They are very important when we apply for grants so thank you in advance for doing your best to keep track!
Connect With Us on Facebook
V-LINC has a page on facebook, and we’d love for you to follow us! We’ll be posting updates on recently completed projects, projects needing volunteers, and other related news. It will be a great way to keep up-to-date on what’s going on at V-LINC! Just hit the “Like” button at the top of our page and our updates will show up in your news feed.
V-LINC is Looking for a New Volunteer Coordinator
We are currently accepting applications for a new Volunteer Coordinator. We have had a couple of potentially interested and interesting candidates. We hope to have more to share with you in the next bulletin. As you may know, the new Volunteer Coordinator will be courtesy of Volunteer Maryland (and a grant VME/V-LINC received from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation) and will be trained in September by Volunteer MD. He or she will start with V-LINC in October. So bear with everyone at V-LINC over the next two months as we try to keep track of all of you!
Theo: On Breanne
She came to us a quiet, studious young woman wanting to help her community during a year of service through AmeriCorps. She had an amazing ability to know what needs to be done, and then she quietly went about doing it. A little shy at first, she had a gift for conveying information gently and she was giving us all guidance and direction before long. The volunteer program will be a better experience for volunteers and its services to people with disabilities will be greatly improved as a result of her good work. We will miss Breanne terribly both here in the office and I know volunteers in the field share our feelings. You can be assured we’ll keep in touch with Breanne and so capture her as a volunteer in the not too distant future! Thank you, Breanne, and remember, you promised to come back!