In last week's blog, we shared a list of tips to keep the volunteer momentum going all year long. Since that post, we were blasted with our first winter storm that dropped over a foot of snow on most towns in our area. In response to the weather, we decided to offer follow-up this week with tips to consider when volunteering in the winter.
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Tips for Volunteering In Winter Months
Check in advance! Be crystal clear on your agency’s weather policy from the word go. Check the weather forecast and call your supervisor, check for news updates, or check your E-mail and social media alerts announcing delays, closures or other changes of plans.
If you’re very concerned about the weather and the agency stays open, stay home. While we love volunteer commitment as much as our agencies do, you should never put yourself at risk when roads are getting slippery. This especially applies if you have a lengthy drive to your agency. Volunteer coordinators will understand the treacherous conditions faced by drivers and will be happy to reschedule your hours for another time, assuming they haven’t done so already.