Stiemke: Workshop offered for nonprofit leaders

Published: Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 11:35 p.m. CDT

WOODSTOCK – Volunteer Center McHenry County is hosting a workshop for nonprofit board members and executive staff from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 22 at Grace Lutheran Church.

National speaker Dave Sternberg of BoardSource will lead the annual board member workshop. He will help board members look at major issues, such as governance and raising funds for nonprofit organizations.

Individuals can register at volunteercentermchenrycounty.org under the “Workshop” tab. Fees for the workshop range from $28 to $45 a person depending on your group size. 

Looking for a way to stay warm this winter? Try volunteering; it will warm your soul! Here are a few volunteer needs recently listed with the Volunteer Center:

• JourneyCare needs your help providing support to patients and their families. Patient and family care volunteers are trained to visit with patients on a routine or occasional basis at their home or senior living communities. 

• The Salvation Army Golden Diners opened a second kitchen in November to better accommodate the over 650 homebound seniors who receive its meals on a daily basis. Volunteers are needed to help package meals in preparation for home delivery and assist with kitchen cleanup. 

• Would you make a good senior companion? Each week companions call and/or visit a senior citizen in the community. They drive their own car to the senior’s home that they are assigned, greet their senior and spend time with them on a social level. The companion and senior might just sit and talk, go out to lunch or perhaps enjoy a scenic drive together. Whatever they decide to do, they do it together.

For information about nonprofit workshops, volunteer needs and the McHenry County Human Race, which will be April 27, visit www.volunteercentermchenrycounty.org or call 815-344-4483. 

• Rebecca Stiemke is the executive director of Volunteer Center McHenry County. She can be reached by emailing rstiemke@volunteermchenrycounty.org or calling 815-344-4483.

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