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Volunteer Management Program

The intent of the project is to develop and launch a volunteer management program to support the sustainability Community Farm Program entrepreneurial program which addresses food insecurity — designed to support low income youth and families. 

 Support the development of the Community Farm Volunteer Management program to expand the reach of ABC2’s services with an emphasis on low-income residents of Halifax and Northampton County. Oct/November 2020

  • Research possible partnerships with local organizations, cooperative Extensions, farmers, and educational organizations to provide community garden workshops and mentoring opportunities.
  • Develop partnership with colleges and universities, specifically NC A&T State University and NC Universities.
  • Develop a database with potential partners and volunteer activity log.

Research and launch Community Farm Advisory Board to ensure sustainability of Community Farm Project. 

  • Research and make recommendations of partners and community members to join the advisory.
  • Develop governing policies in collaboration with the CEO.
  • Convene advisory board members to provide insights on needs and engagement interests of community members. 
  • Network and engage prospective stakeholders to gauge program interest.
  • Research and provide training opportunities for advisory board members that will include racial equity training and other ways to effectively engage with the community. 
  • Facilitate the training of program leaders and insure program delivery to the first cohort.

Develop Volunteer Database and Activity Log to monitor and management volunteer’s contributions and solicit feedback.  

  • Research, draft and complete Volunteer Policy and Procedure Handbook. Due: Thursday, September 24, 2020 by Chester B. Williams 
  • Develop a database of past and current volunteers. Due: Thursday, September 17, 2020 by Chester 
  • Research options for volunteer management data collection systems to create a Community Farm Volunteer Network. Due: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 by Alexis 
  • Make recommendations for full-time positions to support volunteer management work. Spring 2021 
  • Invite Potential Volunteers to the Garden on September 26, 2020 at the Farm. 25 – 35. Due: Thursday, September 24, 2020 by the entire team. 
  • Organize an annual volunteer appreciation opportunity to recognize and celebrate volunteer contributions. Aug/Sept 2021 


Support the development of a comprehensive fundraising plan to support programs and outreach.

  • Research and provide recommendations of sources of program funding, such as grants, sponsorships or in-kind donations.
  • Create a database of potential funders from foundations and corporate philanthropy sources.
  • Draft and submit at least 3 grants to support the project.
  • Assess cost-effectiveness of fundraising events and modify as needed.