NVC VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR MESSAGE - Francine Martin
It’s a great pleasure to begin my tenure as Volunteer Coordinator at NVC. I look forward to meeting and working with the wonderful cadre of volunteers who are so important in our work. Accomplishing our mission depends in great part on the work and dedication of our volunteers. Know that you are greatly appreciated!
With large numbers of people fully vaccinated, we have seen a significant increase in our transportation requests, as people get out again. In Arizona, we need to step up vaccinations to make sure as many people as possible have two shots. Most seniors do!
NVC can transport people to get their shots (folks 65 and over, Veterans, and people with disabilities) so please share that information and spread the word.
With our increased ride requests, in addition to our other work, we need additional volunteers in the following areas:
Call Center Reservationists
As you know we can accommodate a volunteer’s schedule, and we are happy to be flexible. We love when you refer new volunteers to us!
Are you, your spouse, partner, kids, grandkids or anyone in your family upgrading your laptop, tablet or desktop computer? If yes, please consider donating your old equipment to NVC. We will be happy to pick it up. Our IT consultants will wipe it clean and reformat it, so you can be completely confident that your personal information has been deleted. Because working from home became well-established during the pandemic and is here to stay, we want to be ready to accommodate volunteers who would prefer that. To make that happen we need additional computer equipment.
This newsletter contains a new feature, the Nutrition Tip of the Month. We’re very lucky that Sharon Sass, an expert Nutritionist and Dietician, recently retired after over 30 years in the Nutrition Bureau at the AZ Department of Health Services, submitting this each month.
I’ve had a very gracious welcome from everyone at NVC. I know this will be a rewarding experience for me.