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Guidelines for
Volunteer Activities

  • Eligible organizations must be tax-exempt under IRS section 501(c)(3) and (4)

  • Must focus on health causes, youth education, youth sports, community and civic organizations, or the arts.

  • Individuals, travel, religious, or political groups will not be considered for volunteer resources.

  • All requests must be in writing. Click below to submit a request.

  • Scheduling priorities are given to programs that directly enhance the quality of life or essential services in NOVEC’s service territory, or area of impact, and add value to the community.

  • All NOVEC HELPS projects require a NOVEC employee to serve as the NOVEC HELPS project coordinator.

  • Agency requests should be submitted as early as possible. Requests are reviewed at NOVEC HELPS board meetings that are held on the second Thursday of each month. Please allow appropriate time for adequate research and organization time.

  • Requests should provide clear, measurable goals, a timetable, and a budget for the proposed project.

  • The length and complexity of the project, financial, and material resources required and play a role in the HELPS board meeting's decision to accept or decline the request.

  • Agency agrees to recognize the NOVEC volunteers’ contribution of time and talent.

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