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.
In the 3rd quarter, volunteers served a total of 7,376 hours, which equates to 21,716 total hours so far in Fiscal Year 2019. This equates to over $187,571 of donated volunteer time for the quarter and $552,237 year-to-date (per the independent sector “value of volunteer time”; https://independentsector.org/...). The increase in numbers from last quarter is due to the increase in volunteer hours at the Animal Shelter – from 3,444 hours in Q2 to 4,080 hours in Q3. The Animal Shelter launched their new online orientation program, which has led to an increase in the amount of shelter volunteers.
Other major contributors to volunteer hours:
- T.E. Harman Center: 1,560
- Parks and Recreation: 926
- Community Assistance Support Team: 565
- Other contributors: 245
With the volunteer hours value above 75% of the fiscal year goal, this measure is evaluated green for exceeding target.
Staff is continually promoting new and existing volunteer opportunities through several platforms including social media, the city’s volunteer website, and the volunteer database. Staff is also actively working to improve internal volunteer hour tracking to ensure every hour is captured.
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.