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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
 
December 18, 2009
 
In Reply Refer To:
1114 (172) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 01/07/2010
Information Bulletin No. 2010-028
 
To:                   AFOs
                        Attn: Volunteer Coordinators         
 
From:               Director, National Landscape Conservation System and Community Partnerships
 
Subject:            Bureau of Land Management Basic Volunteer Administration Training
(Course1100-02) for Fiscal Year 2010                       DD: 01/18/2010

The Division of Education, Interpretation, and Partnerships is soliciting nominations for site locations for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Basic Volunteer Administration training that will be offered in Fiscal Year 2010.

This 12-hour training course provides the basic knowledge, skills, and tools needed to administer a successful volunteer program at the BLM State and Field Office levels.  Attendees learn how to execute forms and prepare documentation, apply rules and regulations, market the program and recruit volunteers, report program achievements and maintain records, and implement the six fundamentals of volunteer management (writing job descriptions, recruiting, selecting, training, motivating, and evaluating).

This highly effective course will be taught by seasoned volunteer coordinators from throughout the BLM. We strongly encourage volunteer coordinators, resource specialists, and field managers who are interested in working with volunteers to attend this excellent “nuts and bolts” course on volunteer administration. No registration fees are charged, but each participant’s home office will be responsible for travel costs to the training location.  
 
Please note that the BLM Volunteer Program National Strategy 2004 (Goal 3, Objective 1, Action 1) requires that all BLM volunteer coordinators attend the Basic Volunteer Administration course within six months of beginning volunteer coordinator duties. A minimum of 12 BLM employees is required for the course to be held at any given site. After that level of participation has been reached, other Federal and State agency employees, as well as BLM volunteers, may be invited to participate. Maximum class size is 18.
 
Please contact Shelly Fischman of the Division of Education, Interpretation, and Partnerships at (202) 912-7453 by January 18, 2010, if you are interested in hosting a course offering in your State. Please advise Shelly of: at least two dates after February 22, 2010, that would be convenient for your staff; the number of attendees you expect; and how many of those attendees have never had this training before.  Shelly will also be happy to answer any questions that you may have at that time.
 
Course locations will be chosen based on both need and the number of prospective attendees who have never taken the training before.  The Washington Office will make every effort to offer training to those sites that have requested it depending on the availability of Washington Office travel funds for the trainers. Final course locations will be announced by Information Bulletin in February 2010.
 
 
Signed by:                                                                   Authenticated by:
Jim Murkin                                                                    Robert M. Williams
Acting, Director                                                            Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
National Landscape Conservation System
   and Community Partnerships

 
Last updated: 01-08-2010