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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
http://www.blm.gov
November 20, 2012
 
In Reply Refer To:
1114 (420) P

EMS TRANSMISSION 11/27/2012

Information Bulletin No. 2013-016   
 
To:                   AFO’s
                        Attn: Volunteer Coordinators
 
From:               Assistant Director, National Landscape Conservation System and
                        Community Partnerships
 
Subject:           Bureau of Land Management Basic Volunteer Administration Training;
                        Call for Site Nominations for FY 2013                      DD: 12/30/2012
 
The Division of Education, Interpretation and Partnerships is soliciting site location nominations for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Basic Volunteer Administration training to be offered in Fiscal Year 2013.  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 position descriptions, recruiting, selecting, training, motivating, and evaluating volunteers).
 
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 work 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 Linda Schnee of the Division of Education, Interpretation, and Partnerships at (202) 912-7453 or lschnee@blm.gov by December 30, 2012, if you are interested in hosting a course offering in your State. Please provide at least two dates between February 1 and September 30, 2013 that would be convenient for your staff, and the number of attendees you expect. 

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 early 2013.
 
 
Signed by:                                                                  Authenticated by:
Elena Fink                                                                   Robert M. Williams
Acting Assistant Director,                                            Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
National Landscape Conservation System
  and Community Partnerships

 
Last updated: 11-27-2012