SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Earlier this year Clark County (NV) Parks and Recreation contracted with Samaritan Technologies to provide volunteer management software for the Ambassadors Program. In the first rollout, Samaritan provided a web-based survey that enables the volunteer Ambassadors to log in to the system from any web-enabled computer and report on the conditions of any park or facility within the Clark County Parks and Recreation system. This allows the Ambassadors to quickly and immediately report safety or maintenance issues at any CCP & R location.
Clark County Parks & Recreation has a goal to create a "one-stop shop" for volunteers, according to Senior Analyst Della Boyd, who is managing this project for Clark County. With that goal in mind, Samaritan is now expanding that online Observation Report to enable volunteers to register with the Parks & Rec system, create their own volunteer profile, search for specific volunteer service opportunities, and report their service hours directly through their own computers. Each Clark County Parks & Recreation facility and location will have the ability to post service opportunities directly to the CCP & R website, which will then be immediately visible for existing and prospective volunteers.
According to Samaritan's Bob Henline, "Clark County Parks already has a wonderful Ambassador program. It is our goal to help them not only recruit additional volunteers, but also to help coordinate those volunteers in order to provide the maximum positive impact within their communities. We appreciate the opportunity to work with Clark County Parks and look forward to a very successful volunteer program."