Volunteerism is a huge part of our club’s culture. It’s probably the most important thing we do, and it really should not go unnoticed. One of the best ways to ensure that volunteer efforts don’t go unrecognized or unrecorded is to record donated service at the time it is performed. This ensures that volunteer efforts are captured for financial reports, lessens the likelihood of the volunteer effort falling through the cracks and going unnoticed, helps identify and objectively rank volunteer service deserving of special recognition, and can actually help greatly when we apply for grants.
We should be tracking our volunteer time for a long list of club-related activities. Some include club board activities, emergency communications training and support, general club station support, public service communications support, VEC related activities, and more.
If you don’t have an account, the system will ask you to establish one. It’s a pretty easy and self-explanatory process. You’ll find that there are several options to categorize your volunteer time in the drop-down list. If in doubt about how to categorize your time, just pick what you think fits best and provide details of your concerns in the narrative description you are able to provide. We review all entries and can edit if necessary.
Mike Hayward, KL4TW monitors and manages our volunteer hours tracking program. Please contact Mike at 907.529.4357 or haywardmj at gmail dot com with any questions.
Go here to log your time: http://www.trackitforward.com/site/anchorage-amateur-radio-club