The Volunteer Management Training (VMT) series is designed with the busy professional in mind. Learn Volunteer Management best practices that to get your program on track.
All sessions will be held at either at Volunteer Kalamazoo, 3901 Emerald Dr Ste A, 49007, OR the United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region Board Room, 709 S Westnedge. Customized trainings can be held on-site of the organization.
$130 per person (includes lunch and snacks)
Mastering a successful volunteer program takes work. From marketing your needs to evaluating your volunteer impact, it can be overwhelming to get everything done. But, you don’t need to go at it alone. S.T.R.I.V.E., our volunteer management boot camp workshop, will provide you with the necessary skills to accomplish your organization’s volunteer program objectives. Acquire a better understanding of program planning, writing job descriptions, recruitment and marketing, orientation, training volunteers, evaluation, and recognition in this 6-hour experience. This training serves as a great opportunity for professional development for volunteer managers and community organizers.
Moving Beyond Shredding & Filing: Practical Strategies for Utilizing Volunteers
Many volunteers want to contribute to an organization beyond doing office work. Skills-based volunteering is an innovative approach to volunteerism. It utilizes the skills, experience, talents and education of volunteers and matches them with the needs of nonprofits. By leveraging all types of volunteers, nonprofits help build and sustain their capacity to achieve their mission successfully. This training will help you conduct a needs assessment of your organization, write compelling job descriptions to attract the right volunteer and give you ideas on how to recruit for your organization’s unmet volunteer needs.
Volunteer of the Future: Maximizing Engagement Through Technology
How do you engage new volunteers through your tweets, hashtags, and posts? Without a healthy and visible online presence, you might be missing out on a lucrative – yet relatively easy – opportunity. Broadcast your mission, upcoming events, and needs for volunteers via cyberspace. The next generation of philanthropists are already on the band wagon, with recent trends showing that social media and online communities are not going away any time soon. This training will provide tips and information on the best way to utilize an online presence to recruit, maintain, and sustain a robust audience of volunteers that share a passion for your cause.
Team Work: Mobilizing Group Volunteers to Achieve Your Mission
Volunteerism is quickly becoming a popular social responsibility. Companies, student groups, and service clubs are moving beyond painting and landscaping into innovative solutions to giving back and serving within their communities. This training will explore best practices for working with groups. You will learn how to best schedule, recognize, and evaluate groups. You will also learn how to scope projects to keep groups engaged with your organization. Ensure that your volunteer groups have the best volunteer experience possible.
All Hands on Deck: Building a Culture of Diverse Volunteerism and Inclusion
Local communities are becoming more globalized and diverse, with many individuals bringing a variety of skills to the table. To evolve with the ever-changing times, organizations should be welcoming to a multicultural audience of supporters – because almost everyone has the potential to be a successful and engaged volunteer. But what does it take to support all volunteers? This workshop will offer practical solutions to sustaining a comprehensive equitable volunteer program that benefits your mission and goals.
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