Volunteer Management Webinar Series

Engaging Volunteers

  • Presenter: Nichola M. Russell, United Good Neighbors of Jefferson County
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Date: September 16, 2014

Effective volunteer engagement starts with intentional matching of an individual’s interests and talents with the job that you need to get done. Nikki focuses on the importance of an organizational needs assessment before designing job description and targeted recruitment. Participants will learn the purpose and steps for developing a targeted recruitment strategy as a means to promote the benefits and features of volunteer positions.

Using Skills-Based Volunteers

  • Presenter: Nancy Long, 501 Commons
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Date: September 23, 2014

Using volunteers in skills-based roles can provide enormous benefits. Skilled volunteers can offer insight and expertise and add to our capacity to tackle challenges staff does not have the time to take on. But the tools and approaches we use for program volunteers will not work for skills-based roles. Join us for an interactive and informative session on how to effectively engage skilled volunteers. Participants will learn how to recruit, screen, and match volunteers into skills-based volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Recognition: The Art of Saying Thank You

  • Presenter: Michelle Morris, Volunteer Centers of Washington
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Date: September 30, 2014

Participants will understand the importance and delivery of volunteer recognition, including ideas about recognizing volunteers on a limited budget. The takeaway from this exercise is to recognize volunteers in the way they want to be recognized, using McClelland’s Social Motivator categories.