Why track your volunteer hours?

Thank you to the many volunteers who sustain TIS with your dedicated hard work and expertise. Tracking volunteer time may feel like a chore, but it is now much easier to do thanks to the volunteer counter created by and for TIS volunteers.

Why record your  volunteer hours?
1. We value, appreciate and recognize our volunteers who give of their time, energy, skills and talent. We count what we value so tracking is recognition that volunteer time is important.
2. Potential funders and donors want to know what resources (time and money) our school already receives and from whom.
3. Volunteer time can help us meet requirements for matching funds.
4. Volunteer hours can translate into matching gift donations from companies that match volunteer hours.
5. It can help strengthen our financial reports and show the extent of community participation in activities. For example, we can illustrate how many volunteer hours were spent supporting the school and then base that on local wages for similar services to calculate the cost of the support or the equivalent in full-time staff positions.

Thank you in advance for volunteering your time. It really does make a difference!

Kelsey Cleveland, Development Director, dev@intlschool.org, 503-226-2496 x107