Recruiting & Keeping Loyal Volunteers
with Shawn Steen

Thursday, 13 Oct 2016, 09:00AM

Hall of Ideas J
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

Do you have a successful, engaged, volunteer program with long-term volunteers? Loyal, long-term volunteers are out there, but you have to find them, manage them, and set them on a path to success. Learn how to recruit and manage volunteers who will increase you agency's capacity by doing 'good work'. This workshop will cover steps from the entire volunteer life-cycle— writing the position description to doing exit surverys.

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Literacy Network requires volunteers to make a commitment of 24 hours over the course of one semester, yet the average LitNet volunteer gives 90 hours -that's more than three semesters of service. How? By having built a strong, loyal volunteer base through clear position descriptions, an effective volunteer application process, thorough training, professional development opportunities, regular check-ins/gratitude, and exit interviews or surveys. Learn how setting aside time for volunteer program management can turn your volunteers into a capacity-building army of advocates, service providers, and change-makers.


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Target Audience

Beginners / New Professionals, Directors / Managers, Small Organizations

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