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August 14, 2013

YPW Launches Volunteer Tracking Program

Quantifying YP's contributions to the community

Heather Bohrer

By Sundee Dunn, High Touch Technologies
Ambassadors Team Member

Have you ever wondered how young professionals are making a difference within Wichita or even within YPW itself? Perhaps you are curious about the impact you are making as an individual member. Now there is an easy way to track volunteer hours, thanks to the Community Relations team.

What is it for? 

This program was first introduced at Founders’ Day on July 26.  If you were not in attendance, the Volunteer Hour Tracking Program will be available to all YPW members. The purpose of this program is two-fold. First, it will allow YPW members the ability to track all of their volunteer hours through a simple form. Second, it will provide the YPW organization the ability to measure the impact of YPs on the Wichita community, as well as the ability to receive feedback on YPW-organized volunteer events.
Since YPW now has a way of tracking volunteer hours, there will be quarterly recognition for YPW volunteers: YPW Volunteer – YP with the most volunteer time through YPW activities, and YPW Member in the Community – YP with the most volunteer time through non-YPW organizations in the Wichita Community.

How does it work?

You simply click on “Volunteer Tracking Form” link; enter your name, email, and number of volunteer hours; then select your volunteer activity from the drop-down box. Once you have selected one of the three ways you have volunteered, you go on to the next page and provide a more detailed description of your volunteer activity. This process should take only a few minutes and will help YPW track the impact of YPs in the community.
YPW is passionate about community involvement through volunteering, as it is a cornerstone of successful communities and successful YPs. Don’t just take my word on how user-friendly this program is, start tracking your hours now! A link titled “VolunteerTracking Form” can be found on the “Get Involved” webpage of the YPW website.

Questions/Comments

YPs may contact the following individuals with questions, suggestions, any errors encountered, as well as updates on the total number of hours you have recorded.

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