It is the Jericho Road model brought to life in your community.
A Jericho Road site includes a full-time Director and a board of directors, all committed to assessing nonprofit needs in a community, and recruiting and matching skills-based volunteers to meet those needs. More than a nonprofit development organization, Jericho Road is a community development organization. Each site's longterm commitment to understanding nonprofit needs is more broadly a commitment to understanding and meeting community needs.
How does match-matching between volunteers and nonprofits work?
Our process is hands-on and personal and follows a proprietary 7-step process. The director at each of our sites spends time getting to really know nonprofits and potential volunteers in his or her community. Directors are embedded in their communities, so they not only respond to nonprofit requests for help, but also learn to identify emerging needs and proactively suggest volunteer expertise that can meet those needs.
New projects – such as a re-designed website or an annual strategic plan – begin after nonprofit managers apply for assistance and volunteers are interviewed and have a “no obligation” meeting with the nonprofit. Once the two sides agree to work together, the project is off and running. Site Directors will manage the collaboration, check in on progress often, and track the results of work done. On average, sites create between 40 and 50 successful volunteer matches each year. For more about our matches, see Success Stories.
We also match volunteers by training and then placing them for service on nonprofit boards. The Leadership Connection, a Jericho Road Project program, gives participants the knowledge and skills to be great board members, then helps them find a good “fit” on a nonprofit board.
To learn more about where we work, and how you may get involved, click on any one of our locations below: