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News & Program Updates

Spring 2015 Supervisors and Coordinators of Volunteers Luncheon May 11th, 2015

2015 Spring Luncheon2If you are a supervisor or coordinator of RAVS volunteers, our office would like to invite you to attend our upcoming Semi-annual Supervisors & Coordinators of Volunteers Luncheon on Monday, May 11th from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm! Location is listed on the RSVP link below. Please join us for tasty sandwiches and salads, program updates and information sharing.  

Please RSVP via this survey by 5:00pm Monday, May 4th 
Mackenzie Hall 2201

The first 30 minutes are dedicated for eating & networking – if you wish to miss this portion of the event, please arrive at 12:30pm.

Feel free to invite others in your area to attend if they help support the volunteer efforts of your department. We'll see you there!

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Supervising Volunteers 101 Training Available - June 9th, 2015

After months of dreaming, discussing and planning, Research & Academic Volunteer Services is excited to announce its first pilot training for supervisors of volunteers! If you are not a direct supervisor of volunteers, but know of someone who you think might be interested, please spread the word!

Supervising Volunteers 101
Tuesday, June 9th from 2-3:30 pm
MacKenzie Hall 2201
cookies & coffee provided
Seating is limited, register on Compass

Session topics:

  • Select the proper volunteer candidate
  • Develop and write an awesome volunteer position description
  • Understand how to register a volunteer
  • Learn essential elements of an effective supervisor

This course is the first pilot of a potential series for supervisors of volunteers. This training series is intended to provide supervisors of volunteers with tools, knowledge, and skill development on topics designed to help them successfully lead, engage, develop, and retain volunteers. Trainings will mirror systems, methodology, and techniques used in other OHSU management development series, all of which are designed specifically for managing OHSU personnel. Successfully trained supervisors of volunteers will not only improve the overall experience for their volunteers, but additionally become better poised for future management roles at OHSU.

A successful pilot will lead to further sessions on specific topics as requested by you: Effective training plans; interviewing and recruiting; writing letters of recommendation; writing attendance, appearance, & misc. policies; etc.

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Having Trouble Extending Your Volunteer's Computer Access?

Computer_TrainingIf you did not use the CARS system to submit your volunteer's original computer access request, you will need to set up a profile for them before you can submit an extension request. How do you set up a profile for them in CARS? After you login, and select "Request Access," you will need to select a green link that says "Create a Contractor/Vendor/Temp Account." That link will open up a new browser window, asking you for basic information about your volunteer to create a profile. After you have submitted this information you can close this browser window, go back to the CARS system and then "Search" for your volunteer – they will now be found in the system, in which you can request to extend their access.

For more information see our Guide to Requesting Computer Access for Volunteers.

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Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

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