Jericho Road Pasadena Celebrates National Volunteer With Nods to Its Local Efforts

Published : Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 2:07 PM

During National Volunteer Week, April 23 -29, Jericho Road Pasadena is celebrating its volunteers for their hard work and dedication to help nonprofits achieve their mission. Jericho Road Pasadena has created a unique model of volunteerism in which they match pro bono consultants with nonprofit organizations that need specific expertise.

For example, Young & Healthy, a well-known and loved local nonprofit which helps uninsured and under-insured children, asked JRP to help them with human resources infrastructure, both on the strategic level of making sure their staffing structure makes sense for their existing and new programs, as well as updating their employee manual. Jericho Road Pasadena volunteer Tammy Sandberg helped them think through their organizational chart, job descriptions and work flows, while Betty Liu updated their manual. Young & Healthy hires and retains awesome staff who are miracle-workers at connecting community needs and resources, which is how they provide great services to Pasadena’s needy families. Jericho Road Pasadena is proud to provide expert volunteers like Tammy and Betty to support great local organizations like Young & Healthy.

If you’re a nonprofit organization that needs assistance, Jericho Road Pasadena has skilled volunteers available to improve operational capacity, including board development, marketing, informational technology, finance and human resources. Nonprofits or anyone interested in volunteering can visit www.jrpasadena.org or contact (626)714-7234 or MGoodyear@JRPasadena.org.

About Jericho Road Pasadena

Jericho Road Pasadena is a non-sectarian, nonprofit that bridges communities by matching the professional talents of volunteers with the needs of community-based nonprofit organizations to promote community development, strengthen social services, and enrich the lives of volunteers.

Since Jericho Road Pasadena officially opened its doors in May 2010, over 100 skilled volunteers have completed 380 capacity-building projects for local nonprofits. The projects have provided partner organizations the equivalent of $930,000 of operational assistance, with over 10,000 hours in staffing—all through qualified volunteers and absolutely free to the organizations in need.

 

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