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Use of the MnGCA Volunteer Opportunities Forum

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:39 pm    Post subject: Use of the MnGCA Volunteer Opportunities Forum Reply with quote

Geocaching Outreach Program

The MnGCA board frequently receives requests for information and assistance from visitors to the website. The board has agreed to a pilot program where we will communicate these requests directly to our Minnesota Geocachers for action. Where the board focuses on adminstrators and policy-makers, we think that the members of this forum should have every opportunity to represent the sport they enjoy.

Currently there is no charter for this activity, it is completely voluntary.

The Process:
1. A request is received for information, training, or assistance via the website, or other means.
2. The request will be posted as a thread in this forum area - minus the specific contact information. That information will be provided to the person(s) accepting the opportunity to volunteer.
3. The MnGCA Board will coordinate with the interested geocachers, and determine a primary point of contact for the task. That person will make contact with the requesting group or person to determine the specific needs of the task and support requirements.
4. That point of contact will publish appropriate communications in the thread and coordinate with other cachers for support.

1. The board will respond to the initial information request with a note that we will be having someone contact them soon. The responsible cacher(s) will establish a relationship with the requestor.
2. Provide the time and date of the "event" in the forum thread. If a standard Geocaching Event is to take place, ensure that the cache page is generated. Cachers are encouraged to use their own account for publishing the Event Cache, but the board may authorize use of the MnGCA account.
3. Represent Minnesota Geocachers at the event and provide feedback to the forum discussion to help relay lessons learned.
4. The cacher(s) involved in the event will work with the requesting party to ensure all the necessary equipment is available for the event. The board may approve funding for duplication of handouts. It cannot cover the expenses of transportation, meeting space, or equipment rental. The outreach cacher will be responsible for requesting support from the board.
5. If a cacher volunteers to help with a request, it is expected that they will have the time to dedicate to it, will solicit assistance from other members, and obviously complete the service promised.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

04/04/08 - Changed name to 'MnGCA Volunteer Opportunities'. This will serve as a place for members to post requests for volunteer positions available from the board, various committees and groups of individuals looking for more hands/heads.
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