We recently received Service Enterprise certification for effective volunteer engagement. This certification is offered nationally by Points of Light. We earned the certification through a year-long process that included an extensive assessment, plus training, consulting and extensive internal planning and change.
Points of Light research found that organizations that achieve Service Enterprise standards not only are more effective in engaging volunteers, they also are more adaptable, sustainable and resourced, and they operate at half the median budget of their peers.
Why did we seek this certification?
St. Peter always has and always will be a ministry driven by volunteers. And, so we are committed to identifying and removing whatever barriers stand in the way of God’s people using their own unique set of gifts, talents, passions, and abilities to serve others. We are convinced that as we do this, we will see an unprecedented wave of love and mercy sweep across our community, transforming it for good!
What did we do as part of the process?