On Saturday, March 24, Heifer's community volunteer program launched its first multi-city community engagement event, Spring Into Action. Designed to reenergize current volunteers and recruit new volunteers, this event attracted more than 350 people in 17 locations across the country, including Seattle, Washington; Westbrook, Maine; Los Angeles, California; and Atlanta, Georgia.
In addition to updates from Heifer and sharing of resource materials, participants heard presentations from representatives of schools, congregations, civic groups, and others who are ambassadors for Heifer in their communities. Current volunteers expressed renewed motivation for their work on Heifer's behalf, while those new to Heifer's volunteer program were excited to learn about the many and varied ways individuals and groups can be involved with Heifer.
Expected to become an annual event, Heifer's first Spring Into Action was definitely a success, attracting more than 125 new volunteers and new potential area volunteer coordinators in several key areas.
If you missed our Spring Into Acton 2012 event, keep your eye out for it next year! Or you can learn more about Heifer's national community volunteer program and apply online to be a volunteer today.