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1 Tools and training for volunteer and service programs The Resource Center

2 Its the best source for connecting service programs with targeted training and information. Whats the Resource Center?

3 Shares information among the Corporations programs: Senior Corps, Americorps, VISTA, NCCC, and Learn and Serve America. Connects potential grantee programs to relevant Corporation grant opportunities and resources Provides technical assistance to any organization that uses volunteers to strengthen communities. What does the Resource Center do?

4 Where is the Resource Center?

5 Whos behind the Resource Center? The staff who created and maintain the website are there to answer questions or help you find what you need. Feel free to call or e-mail any time – the contact information is on the website homepage.

6 How does the Resource Center work? SEARCH by word or phrase using the search box on every page BROWSE through a list of relevant topics to see what is offered SELECT an area of the site that you know youd like to access CONNECT with others in the volunteer and service community The website allows you to… Site Search Browse Topics Select Resource Type Connect and Share

7 Who uses the Resource Center? Volunteers, members, and staff of CNCS programs Community-based organizations Nonprofit organizations Faith-based organizations Schools And many other agencies that perform community service…

8 Whats at the Resource Center? Effective practices Lending library Online learning center E-mail discussion lists Calendar of events Sample forms Reference and referral Technical assistance And more Access all resources easily and free of charge.

9 Whats the Effective Practices Collection? The collection offers good ideas, successful strategies, and studied results that can lead to greater program success.

10 Effective practices cover a broad range of topics, including tutoring and mentoring, nonprofit management, and marketing and media. Effective Practices Collection

11 Still not sure what an effective practice is? Staff are waiting to make it clear and help you find the ones suited to your needs. Effective Practices Collection

12 Whats the Lending Library? The library is a specialized collection that offers the national service community thousands of books, videos, and other materials specifically for staff and volunteer training and enrichment.

13 Lending Library The Lending Library has its own online database that can be searched just like Google, and an online system that makes it easy to request materials. Resources are shipped to your doorstep free of charge.

14 Lending Library Need help finding resources specific to your needs? Contact the library assistant every weekday.

15 Whats the Online Learning Center? The center helps build capacity and enhance quality with free, easy-to-use online courses and tools.

16 Online Learning Center The Online Learning Center has a growing catalog of courses that range from financial management to disaster services, from tutor training to disability inclusionand more.

17 Online Learning Center New to online learning? One-on-one technical support is available every weekday.

18 Whats new at the Resource Center? On the homepage, theres a Whats New section that makes it easy to see the latest developments and tools in the volunteer and service world. Theres also a monthly feature as well as a resource feed for fresh and useful items that are relevant to your needs and interests.

19 How do you learn more about the Resource Center? Visit the website: Use the toll-free number: 800-860-2684

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