Expanding CIL Capacity: One CIL’s Experience with Volunteer Service Corps (1 Hour)

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About the Training

We’ve all heard of AmeriCorps. But did you know that you may be able to get AmeriCorps volunteers working in your CIL? In Mississippi, Project LINC has successfully connected the Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE) network of CILs with AmeriCorps Vista volunteers for the past eight years. The Project LINC program and its team of volunteers are focused on nursing home transition, helping over 150 people move out of institutions and back into the community. If your CIL could use volunteer support to expand a needed program in your community, this training let's you to hear how you can access AmeriCorps volunteers to expand your Center’s capacity to make your community more accessible and inclusive of people with disabilities!

Target Audience

Any CIL staff interested in expanding capacity through volunteer services.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the training, participants will have knowledge and resources that will enable them to:

  • Describe the background and process used by one CIL to establish and maintain a partnership with a volunteer service corps that transitions people with disabilities out of institutions and into the community
  • Identify criteria and crucial first steps in assessing the viability of a volunteer services program in their state
  • Describe administrative duties in developing and maintaining a volunteer services program, including compliance, financial recordkeeping, reporting, and volunteer recruitment
  • Identify the benefits of a successful volunteer services program that include significant capacity building as described by one CIL with a longstanding and proven track record

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