A strong volunteer program can help your nonprofit reach more people, raise its profile, and even attract new donors. But managing volunteers well requires skill and a thoughtful strategy.
Join us for a one-hour webinar to learn from experts how to recruit volunteers, get them up to speed, define their roles, and recognize their contributions – so they’ll return often.
You’ll learn from Amira Barger, board chair of the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration, which has certified more than 1,700 volunteer managers in 10 countries. She’ll explain how to develop smart policies and processes for engaging volunteers – and why and how to hire a dedicated volunteer manager. Barger also will share advice on how to define volunteer roles to meet your nonprofit’s needs and attract people dedicated to your mission.
Plus, Faiza Venzant, general manager of volunteer development at the YMCA of Greater Toronto, will explain how to foster an organizational culture that values volunteers, including how to communicate the impact of their contributions to leaders. She’ll share tactics for making the most of your volunteers’ interest and skills, showing your appreciation in customized ways, and including volunteers in your fundraising strategy.
Plus, you’ll get two helpful templates:
- A collection of sample job descriptions for volunteer-management roles at different types of nonprofits
- A list of sample job titles for staff roles focused on engaging volunteers
What will you learn?
- How to define meaningful volunteer roles that meet your needs
- Creative ways to recognize volunteers’ contributions
- Key dos and don’ts for running a successful volunteer program
General Manager, Volunteer Development
YMCA of Greater Toronto
Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration
Editor, Online Learning
Chronicle of Philanthropy
Originally Aired: December 12, 2019
This webinar is worth one CFRE credit.