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Evolve: Reflections from the US

The theme for this Evolve forum is volunteering from the other side of the Atlantic.


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  • Who is this course for? Volunteer Managers.
  • When is it? Tuesday 8 January 2018 from 10.00 until 12.00pm.
  • Where is it? Volunteer Edinburgh, 222 Leith Walk, EH6 5EQ. Click here to view us on a map.
  • What does it cost? This event is free to attend.

Mary Lynn Perry, Volunteer Engagement Specialist (City of Sacramento, California), will share her experience managing volunteer programmes in the City of Sacramento. Her specialities are volunteer management, digital communication, youth volunteering, mentoring, project coordination, and community outreach. There will be time for questions and discussion.

Mary Lynn has an extensive background managing volunteers and student interns. For the past 15 years she has served as the Volunteer Coordinator for the City of Sacramento, California. She has also served as volunteer coordinator for the National Museum of African Art, as education specialist with the Smithsonian Institution coordinating student interns throughout the museum complex, as executive director of Business Volunteers for the Arts in Sacramento where she managed pro bono consultant projects with business volunteers for arts organizations and as Volunteer Services Manager for Shriners Hospitals for Children. She also serves as a Board Member for the National Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Government (NAVPLG) and as a member of the Leadership Faculty for the Corporate Institute at Points of Light. She is part of the Board for DOVIA Sacramento, (Directors of Volunteers in Agencies), and has served on the Advisory Board for Mayor Kevin Johnson’s Volunteer Initiative, “Volunteer Sacramento”. She was awarded “Volunteer Coordinator of the Year” in 2010.

Mary Lynn holds a B.A. from the University of Maryland and an M.A. from George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

You can find more information in her Linkedin profile.

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