Tuesday, September 4, 2018

CONTACT:  Andrea Roy, director of community impact, at 304-523-8929 ext. 107


United Way to bring EPIC volunteer training to region


HUNTINGTON, W.Va.—United Way of the River Cities has partnered with Huntington-based coaching and consulting firm EPIC Mission to provide a two-part volunteer development training for regional nonprofits beginning at noon on September 13 and 20 at CoWorks, 1000 5th Avenue in Huntington.


Andrea Roy, director of community impact, said the trainings will address United Way’s five-county service footprint and offer the best ways to attract, engage, retain, and leverage a volunteer workforce. She said objectives of the training include:


  • Why volunteers matter
  • Who makes a great volunteer
  • Why people choose to volunteer
  • Where to find top-notch volunteers
  • Crafting volunteer role descriptions
  • Holding volunteers accountable while keeping them happy & engaged
  • Best practices & common pitfalls (and how to avoid them)
  • Helpful systems, processes and resources


At each session, basic and advance training will be provided, and lunch and light refreshments will be served. This series was made possible by a Volunteer Generation fund grant awarded to United Way of the River Cities by Volunteer West Virginia.


RSVPs to one or both of the volunteer development workshops are requested at For more information, contact Roy at 304-523-8929, ext. 107, or at





About EPIC Mission:

Entrepreneurs, nonprofits and small businesses are constantly changing the world as we know it, creating new products, filling gaps in society and adding much-needed employment opportunities. EPIC Mission is here to meet these heroes of change where they are and, without judgement, provide the holistic guidance they need to find, feed and fulfill their missions. EPIC is a Huntington-based firm providing customized coaching, consulting, training and support services built on real-world experience, a practical approach to problem-solving and a heavy emphasis on implementation. EPIC Mission is led by Founder & Managing Director, Jeremy Turner, MBA, a Huntington native and Marshall University alumnus.


To learn more about EPIC Mission, call 800-507-4048 or email You may also visit the EPIC website at


About CoWorks:

Downtown Huntington is in the midst of an exciting transformation. Modern apartments, restaurants, stores, and places of business are popping up everywhere. CoWorks was launched in May 2018 to provide flexible workspace in downtown Huntington, a concept that is new to this area, but extremely popular in other cities across the United States. CoWorks believes that a successful coworking space is more than simply offices, desks and comfy chairs. To maximize the local economic impact, CoWorks implements programming to support and nurture Huntington’s growing entrepreneurial and small business ecosystem. Presentations, workshops, training sessions and business networking events will provide opportunities for both aspiring entrepreneurs and established professionals to deepen their knowledge base and skillsets while interacting with a diverse set of like-minded people.


To learn more about CoWorks, call 304-566-3030, email at or drop into the space on the 1st floor at 1000 5th Avenue in Huntington. You may also visit the website at


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