Status Indicators: Proceeding as Anticipated | Monitoring Progress | Reviewing for Improvement | Information Unavailable
Proceeding as Anticipated
Reviewing for Improvement
Please note that Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 refer to the first, second, third, and fourth quarters of the Fiscal Year. The City’s Fiscal Year runs from October 1st – September 30th and is denoted by FY. CY denotes Calendar Year.
For the 4th quarter of FY2020, over 44 volunteers contributed more than 750 hours during the fourth quarter. This equates to over $20,531 of donated volunteer time (per the independent sector “Value of Volunteer Time”;? https://independentsector.org/news-post/new-value-of-volunteer-time-2019/)
Below is a summary of the top three departments by volunteer hours:
- Community Assistance Support Team (CAST): 212
- T.E. Harman Center: 134
- Parks and Recreation: 119
CAST volunteers continued to assist with COVID-19 screening at city facilities accounting for the most hours volunteered from any department or program. For the health and safety of senior residents of the city, the T.E. Harman Senior Center closed its doors to the public in March. However, Yoga, Martial Arts, Tai Chi and other fitness and recreational classes at the Senior Center began to be offered virtually this quarter. Finally, park maintenance activities such as Butterfly Garden maintenance at Sugar Land Memorial Park continued to be available to volunteers due to the outdoors nature of the work.
The rest of the volunteer hours completed throughout the quarter include the volunteer intern program from the Office of Communications and Community Engagement during the months of July and August and administrative assignments for Municipal Court, Fire Department and Police Academy Alumni Association Board.
The animal shelter also continued to operate with the help of certain key positions strategically scheduled to allow social distance. Please note volunteer hours, and their value, for the animal shelter were not reported this quarter and thus not included in the totals above.
All in-person volunteering activities were completed in accordance to COVID-19 guidelines including social distancing and the use of masks
Total volunteer hours include all volunteer hours recorded in the City of Sugar Land volunteer tracking system.
A volunteer is someone who donates valuable, unpaid time and effort in support of the City of Sugar Land.
Performance better than the three-year trailing average of volunteer hours in the City of Sugar Land.
Citizen volunteers organized through the "Serve Sugar Land" program, enable the City to further expand, enhance, and enrich the services it provides to the community in new and innovative ways.