Local Gov Life

Local Gov Life - S04 Episode 02: Civic Service: A Love Story

Episode Summary

Local governments and volunteers are a match made in heaven. In this episode of Local Gov Life, ICMA Members discuss the benefits of getting residents involved in volunteering programs.

Episode Notes

For those of us in public service, it can feel like the weight of the world rests on your shoulders. With an unending mission of providing essential services to all reaches of our local populations, it’s good to know that there’s a helpful group of residents ready to get their hands a little dirty- literally.

In this episode of Local Gov Life, we sat down with a handful of ICMA Members at our 2018 Annual Conference to weigh in on volunteerism and provide some useful tips on how you can start building a successful volunteer program in your community.

Discussing some of the programs volunteers in their communities have assisted with, how to keep them engaged, and knowing when to take a step back, we promise this episode is worth a listen (or two, or four). If you’ve been looking for ways to get your residents active and volunteering, this is one podcast you won’t want to miss.

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