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Overcoming the Barriers to Family Volunteering

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Pacific Tower

1200 12th Avenue South

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Seattle, Washington 98144

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Summer is coming and with that comes school breaks and the abundance of good will! Have you ever turned away the prospect of a family volunteering together just because you did not know what might be appropriate for them to do? Have you had ideas, but were not sure what the liability implications might be? Have you wanted to be responsive to donors and parents looking to engage the next generation but struggled with staff buy in?

Join United Way of King County and 501 Commons for a learning session dedicated to overcoming the barriers to family volunteering. We will explore the benefits of multi-generational engagement and different ways to structure opportunities so that they are mutually beneficial to the family, host organization, and communities served! Participants will gain an understanding of how to set volunteer projects up for success, what age appropriate activities might be, and how to mitigate risks associated with youth volunteers.


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Isaac Wagnitz holds a Master's in Public Administration from The Evergreen State College, where he recently co-taught a class on Volunteer Engagement for Nonprofits, and is a Certified Volunteer Administrator (CVA). He has worked in the field of volunteer engagement for six years, starting as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at United Way of Thurston County, and going on to manage volunteer programs at other local nonprofits including Senior Services for South Sound. Isaac served as President of the Volunteer Centers of Washington in 2014-15, and contributed to Volunteer Washington: A Case for Community Volunteerism, published by VCW, 501 Commons, and Serve Washington in 2016. He is a facilitator of the South Sound Volunteer Coordinators professional network, and has received a Governor's Volunteer Service Award in the AmeriCorps Alumni category.

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