REGULATIONS & OVERSIGHT ARE MISSING FROM THE HOTLINE INDUSTRY
HOW WE PLAN TO SAFEGUARD THE HOTLINE INDUSTRY
When HelpUnited was founded in 2019, because of our concern that there are no government regulations or industry-based self-regulation, we set a mission to take an active role in developing and recommending safeguards for the hotline industry,
Tremendous growth in the hotline industry, through the addition of thousands of new hotlines, helplines, and chatlines in recent years, has created an urgent need for industry oversight and development of best practices.
ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
EARN VOLUNTEER HOURS
WE ARE ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS THROUGH OCTOBER 31, 2020.
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We believe that the best resource for setting our mission into motion is by tapping into the knowledge and experience of past and present hotline volunteers.
Because these volunteers have hands-on experience in the field, they've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly - as far as the operation of hotlines and they are unlikely to have an agenda other than improving the hotline industry, we set our sights on recruiting them to join with us.
Once word of our mission spreads, we hope that former and present hotline volunteers will choose to become members of HelpUnited. As a team, we will be positioned to do the vital work needed to develop and build best practices initiatives designed to improve the hotline industry. As a unified front, we will be able to recommend our best practices and to be a catalyst to making positive changes, on many levels, to benefit the hotline industry, and most importantly to improve outcomes for the millions of people that utilize the hotline industry every year.
DUE TO AN OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF REQUESTS TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL HOTLINE VOLUNTEERS MONTH, WE WILL BE EXTENDING THIS YEAR'S ANNUAL NHVM THROUGH NOVEMBER 15, 2020. CLICK HERE.
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Building an Organization Comprised of as Many Volunteers as Possible from Nonprofit, Government, and Other Agencies to Collaborate on Critical Topics of Concern in the Hotline Industry,
1. Ensuring Protection & Respect of All Volunteers
2. Creating a Safe Community for Volunteers to Express Their Opinions
3. Recommending Best Practices with the Strength of a Unified Front, and;
4. Address Concerns About the Proper Use of Nonprofits Resources by Hotline Executives and Management.
5. Recommend Opportunities for Hotlines to Stop Recreating the Wheel and Duplicating Efforts, Such as Training, Volunteer Recruitment, Senior Management, Executives, and Other Resources and Expenses Which Could be Easily Shared by Nonprofit Agencies.
If you have been or are a volunteer working for any hotline in the United States, please join HelpUnited.
Together, we can work to improve all hotline services to the benefit of the millions of people in need who call hotlines every year.
OUR PARTNER, #4HELP
#4Help, America's Hotline Directory, is also an agency developed under the auspices of North American Help Services, Inc. #4Help, in addition to providing directory services, is the only agency capable of gathering the data needed to fuel HelpUnited's planned projects.
HOTLINE VOLUNTEERS ARE THE BEST CHOICE TO DEVELOP
BEST PRACTICES FOR THE HOTLINE INDUSTRY
Hotline Volunteers Give Their Time for Free to Agencies to Do Very Difficult Work
An Estimated 25.1 Percent of US Adults Volunteered Last Year, and;
Volunteers contributed a Total of Approximately 8.8 Billion Hours Last Year, and;
60% of Nonprofits Filing Tax Returns Account for More than Three-Quarters of Revenue and Expenses for the Nonprofit Sector, Public Charities, and;
Nonprofits Reported $1.98 Trillion Dollars in Revenues and $1.84 Trillion Dollars in Expenses
Shouldn't Volunteers, Who Give 8.8 Billion Hours of Their Time to Nonprofits have Some Say Deciding How $2 Trillion Dollars is being Spent?
Shouldn't HelpUnited, Which was Founded by Volunteers, be Allowed to Give a Voice to Some of the 80 Million US Volunteers and Shouldn't that Voice be Considered by Executives from the Hotline Industry Given that They are Beneficiaries of a Chunk of the $1.98 Trillion Dollars in Revenues?
NATIONAL HOTLINE VOLUNTEERS MONTH
NHVM - October 2020
ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
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HelpUnited's Partner Agency is #4Help
#4Help was organized because our founders recognized that there were no directories that contain the thousands of local, state, regional, and national non-profit and governmental hotline and helpline phone numbers available to the public. Because of this, the founders created the North American Help Services Alliance, Inc. ["NAHSA"]. NAHSA's first goal was to build this directory.