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Rick Akin

Director of Volunteer Services, Bowery Residents' Committee (BRC)



Rick Akin has served as the Director of Volunteer Services for the Bowery Residents Committee (BRC) for more than ten years. Prior to his tenure at BRC, Rick was the Volunteer Services Manager at City Harvest for three years, during which time he also served on the volunteer advisory committee (VOAD) for the Office of Emergency Management and on the volunteer board at America's Second Harvest. Rick's professional experience also includes 12 years as senior national corporate sales and account management within the occupational health field, and subsequently in the distance learning financial training sector. Rick has served as Board President of the New York Association of Volunteer Administrator for two years, and has spoken both locally and nationally about best practices in volunteer management, community service and corporate engagement. Rick holds a BA in Liberal Arts from SUNY Stony Brook.

Rick is an instructor in VMG's Certificate Programs. He teaches Volunteer Program Management, Recruitment, Training & Retention, and Developing Corporate Partners for VMG online and in the classroom.



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