Published on October 25, 2017

Allens Pond is Now a Certified Service Enterprise

PoL Certified Service Enterprise seal

We can't even begin to articulate the importance of our Allens Pond volunteers, from our Sanctuary Advisory Committee members to Duck Derby sales and support crews to trail stewards, beach crews and volunteer program leaders—just to name a few. We have some of the best folks on the Southcoast helping out and donating time to work with us.

Service Enterprise is an organization that fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills throughout their organization to successfully deliver on its social mission. Research conducted by the TCC Group, a national program and evaluation firm, found that organizations operating as Service Enterprises outperform peer organizations on all aspects of organizational effectiveness, and are more adaptable, sustainable and capable of scaling their work.

In 2016, Allens Pond started an intensive period of self-reflection and work to become certified as a Service Enterprise through the Massachusetts Service Alliance and Points of Light Institute. We completed an extensive assessment, over 20 hours of training and consulting, and extensive internal planning and change to better integrate volunteers in our day to day operations.

After much hard work, we're proud to announce that Allens Pond was recently designated as a Certified Service Enterprise! By achieving this level of excellence and certification, we are now better-equipped to leverage the time and talent of our volunteers in order to meet our mission.

Volunteer With Us

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities with Allens Pond, please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page.