LANCASTER – The city of Lancaster, and its team of AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers on Wednesday unveiled the OneLINC program, designed to connect residents and potential volunteers with community based organizations (CBOs) and events throughout the Antelope Valley.
The new web-based system hosts profiles of local community service organizations at www.onelinc.org, which will be regularly updated with events and service opportunities for potential local volunteers.
“The painstaking work that has gone into implementing the project has yielded an invaluable resource for the volunteer and non-profit communities here in the Antelope Valley,” said Lancaster City Councilman Ron Smith. “I commend the VISTA volunteers for these efforts and I am confident the OneLINC system will provide for better communication between community-based organizations and the community at large.”
The City of Lancaster’s continuing goal throughout this process has been to create better connections between faith-based groups, service organizations, and potential volunteers. By creating a single resource for interested parties, the City intends to facilitate even higher levels of volunteer participation and CBO event success.
The VISTA volunteers’ next step will be to train potential volunteers and organizations to operate and maintain their own profiles on the new OneLINC system.
“The Vista team has devised and executed an excellent means of pulling together a vast array of community resources,” said Vice Mayor Marvin Crist. “This program will quickly become one of the best resources available to community-based organizations in the Antelope Valley.”
For more information, visit: www.onelinc.org.