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ENGAGING & MANAGING VOLUNTEERS

On this page are ideas to help you work more efficiently with volunteers. There are tips on recruiting, engaging, coordinating, and managing the work of volunteers.

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INDIANAPOLIS WORKSHOP

Thursday, November 14, 2012
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Trainer:  Nancy Macduff

Keep “Em Laughing and Learning:
Effective Volunteer Training

One too many PowerPoint’s? Volunteers skipping training sessions? Want to build more enthusiasm for training? Want to build technology into training—other than PowerPoint?  This session reviews the essential components of training.  Then participants practice creating a training session with excitement, interaction, and fun.  Bring your creative hat to plan that next training session.

Creating Job Security:
Building The Internal Influence of the Administrator of Volunteers

Administrators of volunteers create job security by running effective programs.  They are indispensible to their organizations.  Review a checklist of strategies designed to make you indispensible.  Discuss with your colleagues how they build internal influence.adult students at table

 

Becoming the Manager of the Motivational Store:
From Theory to Practice

Managers of volunteer programs with a wide cross-section of people are good at providing the motivational “ingredients” that keeps people for the long term or keeps them coming back for episodic stints!  Names like Maslow, McClelland, Herzberg, Clary-Snyder are people who can tell us about what motivates people in their volunteer work.  This session identifies motivators and translates motivators into action.  It is the “food” that attracts people to a program or helps keep them engaged.  Review some theory and then apply it to read life.  Assess your program to see what your “motivational store” looks like.

For more information: http://www.ciava.org/Professional_Development.html


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MICHIGAN WORKSHOPS ON VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT

Thursday, November 29, 2012
   9:00 am – 3:30 pm
   Lansing Site ~ 4202 Collins Rd., Suite 100
   Lansing, MI 48910

Sponsored by Spring Arbor University

WORKSHOP SESSIONS:

Volunteering in 2020 – Are You Ready

Volunteers in the Educational Setting K-12

Volunteering in the Faith Based Organization

Episodic Volunteering: Making It An Organizational Asset

Social Workers & Volunteerism: Collaboration for Human Services

QUESTIONS: Contact: Holli Wygant at Holli.Wygant@arbor.edu

To Register Click Here


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WHY DO PEOPLE VOLUNTEER? SHOES?

This video features Mark Bezos talking about why he volunteers.  He is an eloquent spokesman for what volunteering does.  Lest we forget---take a look.  It is short. 

Mark Bezos on Volunteering


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WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY? IT IS GIVING AND SERVING

The TED lecture outlines why and how money (among other things) can make you happy.  If you are reluctant to ask others for money this video will give you the strength to go forward.  It is also a great tool for training volunteers about asking for donations. 

What Makes You Happy?


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GETTING PEOPLE ENGAGED

Do you sometimes wonder if anyone cares?  Has apathy taken a grip on people in your community?  This TED speaker has an antidote to apathy.  You might want to assess your organization on his seven points.  Are you doing things that combat apathy and build interest in your organization and mission. 

The Antidote to Apathy


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