Mayor Edwin Lee will join us in Baltimore next week to fulfill his end of the Super Bowl wager with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Sure, he’ll be forsaking his Dungeness for our Chesapeake Blue with a trip down to Lexington Market for Baltimore’s world famous crab cakes. Yet his trip is about more than crabs, Mayor Lee is here for a higher purpose: service. He and Mayor Rawlings-Blake will be joining 200 AmeriCorps and local volunteers for a day of volunteering.
So how does the Charm City fare against the City by the Bay when it comes to service? Baltimore’s volunteer rate is 26.5% compared to San Francisco’s 31.8% but our volunteers serve more hours with an average of 40.8 hours a year compared to 25.7.
How do you harness volunteer power for your city? Take a look at some of our fabulous resources on how to:
- Recruit stellar volunteers
- Avoid common volunteer engagement myths
- Engage volunteers through social media
- Use volunteers in non-traditional roles
- Recognize your volunteers for their hard work
- Getting a Return on Investment from your volunteers
A city should be known for more than food or sports. We should be leaders in giving back, helping our neighbors, and making our community a better place. Let’s be known for service.