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Field Report: New Orleans Outreach

Slowly I am realizing that the process for placing volunteers can be pretty tough. When coordinating schedules, interests, and proximity of sites, it’s easy to run into a roadblock in one of these areas. Still, in order to maintain the commitment and continued involvement of the volunteer, these needs must be met, and he or she must feel fulfilled and accommodated. This process has been somewhat stressful, but nothing to get too worked-up about. And it has been nice to have the support of the staff of my organization, many of whom are seasoned vets at this process.
In any case, it has been nice to finally start the school year off, and to begin placing individuals at different school sites. Many of them are returning from last year, and others are new and just wanting to help out. Miraculously, they have all been quite flexible, understanding, and responsive throughout the placement process, and it has been a pleasure to work with them. It’s sort of a volunteer supervisor’s dream…  – Allison Bakamjian, AmeriCorps VISTA Member

Visit the New Orleans Outreach website, to learn more about the Outreach program and volunteer opportunities in your area.


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Notes from the field from the AmeriCorps VISTA team at Tulane University.


This entry was posted on September 30, 2010 by in New Orleans Outreach and tagged , .


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