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VANtage: August 2023

Galen Roth | Published on 8/11/2023

Dear VAN Members,
Am I the only one who needs a vacation after a vacation? It can be so tough to strike the right balance with relaxation and personal recovery time, whether it's due to fun and adventure or demands of life, work, and progress. But I think we can all agree that we can’t go full speed all of the time if we want to give people our best and enjoy ourselves along the way.

As volunteer administrators, we rarely have a down moment. If you are with an organization that has volunteers in the building every day, there is always a question to answer as you walk in the door, a new volunteer to help feel welcome, or program goals to consider. We have a lot on our plates! We need to take time for ourselves to rest & recover!

How do you like to unwind? Recently, I have found rest through journaling, or playing Rummy 500 in the evenings with my husband (it's all we have energy for during our home renovation).  

Are you open to new ideas? Join us for this month’s session to explore Self-Care Practical Tactics. 

See you then!
Christa Passafiume
Director of Operations at Worthington Resource Pantry
VAN President


Topic: Self-Care 101 with Ashlee Johnson
Date: Thursday, August 17th, 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 9:15 am networking and BREAKFAST, presentation will begin at 9:15 am
Location: IN PERSON at the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Room 1A - 96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

Save the Date for Our Next PD Session: September 21st!
Topic: Data and Dashboards with the City of Dublin
NOTE: Next month's meeting will be in Dublin! Details to come in next month's VANtage.

SAVE THE DATE for the ServeOhio Conference on Service and Volunteerism
Thursday, November 2nd, 2023
Quest Conference Center

Our website is full of job listings in central Ohio! If you're a VAN Central Ohio member looking for a position working with volunteers, you can click here to access the page. There are many local openings including positions at JDRF, Flying Horse Farms, LifeCare Alliance, and MORE! Postings are updated throughout the month, so log in and check back often!