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Volunteer Opportunities: Second Harvest Heartland

Second Harvest Heartland is experiencing a large shortage of volunteers putting us behind on food repacking and impacting delivery of high demand produce and other food items to our neighbors experiencing food insecurity.

We offer shifts Mondays-Saturdays morning through evening from 4-40 spots.

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Volunteer Opportunities: Hammer Residences

Hammer Residences has created a new volunteer program called “Cooks in the Kitchen”. We are inviting small groups of 4 to 6 volunteers to cook two recipes at a time in our Central Office kitchen in Wayzata, MN.

These two meals are then distributed to four of our homes which are often short staffed. Having prepared meals available allow the staff at the homes more time to focus on the personal care and needs of the individuals living there. Recipes, groceries, and supplies are all provided. Hammer Central Office employees piloted the program by testing out the recipes. The homes just loved the meals!

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Blue Cross Associates Share the Love with Local Seniors for Valentines Day

Blue Cross associates share the love with local seniors for Valentine’s Day

Each year nearly 400 local seniors receive valentines put together by volunteers at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

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CVC-TC 2022 Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting 2022

Thank you to all who attended the Annual Meeting on February 24. We had over 35 people on the Zoom call!

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Member Spotlight: Caroline DeVinck

Let’s meet our new CVC President: Caroline DeVinck


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CVC Updates: 2022 Annual Meeting, Celebration

Annual Meeting to be virtual on Feb. 24, Celebration Postponed

Due to the current climate of COVID and the uncertainty in the rise of cases in the next few weeks, we are moving the Annual Celebration to an outdoor network setting in the late spring.

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Associate Members Celebrate Martin Luther King Day

Feed My Starving Children was open for volunteering at all eight of its permanent packing facilities where over 1900 volunteers packed meals for 2 hours on this MLK Day of Service. These volunteers were able to pack enough food to provide a FMSC meal a day for a year to over 1,100 children in countries like Nicaragua, Uganda and Haiti.

 

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Let's Meet a CVC Member: Megan White

Member Spotlight: Megan White

Currently: Institution Relations Manager, Open Arms of Minnesota

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CVC Results: January 2022 Member Survey

Thank you to the 10 Corporate Members and 11 Associate Members who completed our recent survey.

If you have ideas for survey questions for either corporate or associate members, please submit them to [email protected].

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Sharing the Love – Hybrid Version

In November 2021, on the very same day that Subaru announced their own electric car, the Solterra, a different kind of “hybrid event” was taking place across the country for Subaru of North America--their annual employee volunteering celebration.

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MLK Day 2022

MLK Day 2022

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Let’s meet a CVC Member: Tera Stoddard

Let’s meet a CVC Member: Tera Stoddard

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CVC-TC January 11, 2022

Stress, Burnout & Compassion Fatigue - Skills & Resources to support CVC members

Kick off 2022 by learning about tools and resources that you can leverage to adapt, cope, and navigate through future burnout and compassion fatigue.

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CVC-TC 2022 Annual Meeting and Annual Celebration

Annual Meeting and Annual Celebration: February 24, 2022

Annual Meeting (8am – 9am)
Registration is open! Click here to register! (Please note: You need to be logged into your account in order to register as this is a members only event)

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Food Group needs volunteers!! Help pack and sort food in our warehouse in New Hope this holiday season and winter. The need remains high and we need your support. Check out opportunities here to sign-up or email Colette Illarde to learn more.

Second Harvest Heartland is currently looking for volunteers with professional expertise to partner with us on two pro bono projects: HR/Operations Safety Program Development and FOODRx Program Warehouse Capacity Planner.

CVC Member Spotlight: Julie Greene

Let’s meet Julie Greene from Second Harvest Heartland

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SAVE THE DATE: CVC-TC Annual Meeting and Annual Celebration!



We invite all CVC-TC members to the Annual Meeting being held on February 24, 2022 from 8 am – 9 am. Registration is free and will open up in late December!

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Celebrating Pro Bono Volunteer Week

During Pro Bono Week (Oct 25-29) and all year long, we celebrate volunteers who choose to support nonprofits through their professional skills and knowledge. Pro bono volunteering is a highly desired experience for volunteers and nonprofits alike as it allows individuals and groups to use their developed skills and give back to the community while providing missing skill sets and additional capacity for the nonprofit. In celebration of the crucial work pro bono volunteers accomplish, here are a few examples of CVC-TC member projects.

Andersen Windows and Doors partnered with HandsOn Twin Cities to provide their employees an opportunity to contribute skills to support a BIPOC-owned small business, Minnesota Interpreters and Translators (MINT) through a 12-week pro bono project. MINT received over 200 hours of consultation (valued at $39,000) to improve their project management leadership and team building, the importance of a learning mindset and provided a recruitment tool. In turn, the Andersen team of five employees gained community connections and insights into how different business models operate, the chance to apply their skills in a new context, and a space to build relationships with other Andersen colleagues.

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CVC Save the Date: Nov. 4, 2021

Save November 4 for the CVC Nonprofit Partners Lunch and Learn.

The Lunch and Learn will be 12 pm to 1 pm via Zoom.

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HERO THROUGH SERVICE

If you know of an individual or organization that you would consider a HERO THROUGH SERVICE, please fill out this form and submit your HERO to be recognized on our social media channels and newsletter. Submission of an individual, group or company are all welcome!