City of Plano Employee Turns Volunteer
A few years ago I started noticing retired city employees coming back to volunteer. Many employees couldn't understand why? But it was obvious to Joan Shopoff. After 28 years as an exemplary city employee and a Supervisor of over 500 annual volunteers, Joan Shopoff retired and signed up as a VIP. Nominated by her peers in 2009 as Employee of the Year, Joan was cited as the primary example of what a dedicated city employee is all about.
Volunteering Can Make Unemployment a Career Stepping Stone
There is no doubt that here at the City the volunteer rate increases when unemployment goes up. Donating your time and expertise while unemployed is a good way to stay busy, lift your spirits and to give something back.
She says the benefits include:
· The chance to improve skills which may have lain dormant.
· The opportunity to experience different jobs
· Help in taking your mind off being unemployed.
· A positive outlet for built-up energy, frustration and stress.
· Something to look forward to.
Check out Karen's story on NBC.
Training Guru Treats VIP Supervisors to an incredible Day of Learning
The value of volunteer power is even more important than before as money continues to be tight and expenses continue to rise. On August 24, VIP supervisors and leaders were treated to an incredible training by guru Martin J. Cowling.
Deloitte Services Gives Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve a Face Lift
Deloitte's commitment to volunteerism and to improvement of its local communities begins each year with Impact Day
, a day set aside nationally for Deloitte professionals to make an impact in their communities.
If your organization would like to partner with the City of Plano for a special day of service or an on-going service project, please visit our website
to see available opportunities.