Science Center of Iowa Receives National Volunteer Certification
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December 5, 2017
SCIENCE CENTER OF IOWA RECEIVES NATIONAL VOLUNTEER CERTIFICATION
DES MOINES, IA: The Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater (SCI) has received certification as a Service Enterprise Organization, joining a growing group of 20 other organizations statewide with this volunteer-focused designation.
Managed nationally by Points of Light and statewide by Volunteer Iowa, the Service Enterprise Initiative is a proven, research-based model that equips organizations to leverage volunteers and their skills across all levels of the organization. It also diagnoses strengths organizations can leverage and challenges that need to be addressed to achieve sustainability.
“As a nonprofit organization, we rely on volunteers to help inspire ‘a-ha!’ moments for our visitors every day,” said Curt Simmons, SCI president and CEO. “The Service Enterprise training and certification process brought together a cross-departmental team and helped us see new ways for volunteers to support our mission of engaging and inspiring Iowans along their journey of lifelong science learning.”
SCI’s Service Enterprise certification is the end result of a process that included an extensive assessment as well as more than 20 hours of training, consulting and internal planning to better integrate volunteers into day-to-day operations.
Applications are currently being accepted for the next round of Service Enterprise training next spring. To learn more about Service Enterprise, visit volunteeriowa.org/SEI.