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  • 1.  
  • 2.  
  • 3. VOLUNTEERS
  • 4. VOLUNTEARS
  • 5. VOLUNTEARS AND YOUR FEARS
  • 6. VOLUNTEARS AND YOUR FEARS PRESENTED BY ELIZABETH TEAL
  • 7.  
  • 8. amateur
  • 9. amateur from the Latin amator, lover
  • 10. amateur Merriam-Webster Dictionary one who engages in a pursuit as a pastime rather than as a profession
  • 11. amateur Merriam-Webster Dictionary one who engages in a pursuit as a pastime rather than as a profession somebody who does something for pleasure rather than payment Encarta World English Dictionary
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  • 13. professional
  • 14. professional from the Latin professio, the taking of vows of a religious order
  • 15. professional a worker in a paid occupation that usually requires a high degree of training, skill, or competence Encarta World English Dictionary
  • 16. professional MacMillan Dictionary a worker in a paid occupation that usually requires a high degree of training, skill, or competence someone who plays a sport or does an activity as a job rather than for enjoyment Encarta World English Dictionary
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  • 18. volunteer
  • 19. volunteer from the Latin voluntarius, “ of one’s free will”
  • 20. volunteer Oxford English Dictionary a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task
  • 21. volunteer Oxford English Dictionary a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task somebody who works without being paid Encarta World English Dictionary
  • 22.  
  • 23.  
  • 24.  
  • 25. Why do we volunteer?
  • 26. Why do we volunteer? Because we can.
  • 27. Why do we volunteer? Because we are wired to help.
  • 28.  
  • 29. Why and how we volunteer is as varied as our experiences and can be as unique as ourselves.
  • 30.  
  • 31. As volunteer coordinators, it’s not our job to judge their reasons… as long as they do not run counter to our mission.
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  • 38.  
  • 39.
    • How can we attract volunteers?
  • 40.
    • How can we attract volunteers?
    • How can we keep our volunteers?
  • 41.
    • How can we attract volunteers?
    • How can we keep our volunteers?
    • How can we fire them?
    • They’re just volunteers.
  • 42.
    • How can we attract volunteers?
    • How can we keep our volunteers?
    • How can we fire them?
    • They’re just volunteers.
    • How can we get more volunteers?
  • 43.  
  • 44. How can we attract volunteers?
  • 45. How can we attract volunteers? Have a clear mission and promote it
  • 46. How can we attract volunteers?
  • 47. How can we attract volunteers? Love what you do
  • 48. How can we attract volunteers? Love what you do and show it
  • 49. How can we attract volunteers?
  • 50. How can we attract volunteers? Don’t overwhelm them with the problem…
  • 51. How can we attract volunteers? Don’t overwhelm them with the problem… surprise them with simple solutions
  • 52.  
  • 53. How can we keep our volunteers?
  • 54. How can we keep our volunteers? You can’t.
  • 55. How can we keep our volunteers?
  • 56. How can we keep our volunteers? By its nature, volunteerism is cyclical and fluctuating
  • 57. How can we keep our volunteers?
  • 58. How can we keep our volunteers? Create a volunteer mission statement that matches your organizational one
  • 59.  
  • 60. Mission Statements
  • 61. Mission Statements Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:
  • 62. Mission Statements “ To provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:
  • 63. Mission Statements
  • 64. Mission Statements Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Visiting Pet Program:
  • 65. Mission Statements “ We provide happy, healthy animals with fully-trained volunteers to your institutions.” Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Visiting Pet Program:
  • 66.  
  • 67. Visiting Pet Volunteering
  • 68. Visiting Pet Volunteering is first and foremost about
  • 69. Visiting Pet Volunteering is first and foremost about helping another person
  • 70. Visiting Pet Volunteering is first and foremost about helping another person heal
  • 71. Visiting Pet Volunteering is first and foremost about helping another person recover
  • 72. Visiting Pet Volunteering is first and foremost about helping another person cope
  • 73. Visiting Pet Volunteering is first and foremost about helping another person find solace
  • 74. Visiting Pet Volunteering is first and foremost about helping another person find hope
  • 75.  
  • 76. Mission Statements “ To provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” -- Henry Bergh
  • 77. Mission Statements
  • 78. Mission Statements “ Rescuing and Rehoming Small Companion Dogs” Li’l Bit’s Rescue:
  • 79. Mission Statements “ Rescuing and Rehoming Small Companion Dogs” Li’l Bit’s Rescue: “ Remember, no dog is a toy, or an accessory. Never give one as a gift, or carry one to match your outfit.”
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  • 81.  
  • 82. How can we keep our volunteers?
  • 83. How can we keep our volunteers? Keep them attached and attracted to your organization
  • 84. How can we keep our volunteers?
  • 85. How can we keep our volunteers? Create short, time-limited projects, and start your volunteers in them…
  • 86. How can we keep our volunteers? … and always mix veteran volunteers with newcomers in these projects
  • 87. How can we keep our volunteers?
  • 88. How can we keep our volunteers? Know your volunteers…
  • 89. How can we keep our volunteers? Know your volunteers… match their jobs to their strengths
  • 90. How can we keep our volunteers?
  • 91. How can we keep our volunteers? Explore all avenues where your volunteers can be helpful
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  • 94.
    • Rescue
    • Veterinary Care
    • Foster
    • Dog Walking
    • Training
    • Adoption
    • Media
    • Fundraising
    • Bookkeeping
    • Legal
  • 95.  
  • 96. Identify two or three skills that are essential for each and every volunteer activity, but no more than three.
  • 97. For example, a dog-walking volunteer must
  • 98. For example, a dog-walking volunteer must 1. really like dogs
  • 99. For example, a dog-walking volunteer must 1. really like dogs 2. really know dogs’ body language
  • 100. For example, a dog-walking volunteer must 1. really like dogs 2. really know dogs’ body language 3. be punctual
  • 101. For example, a dog-walking volunteer must 1. really like dogs 2. really know dogs’ body language 3. be punctual These are three essential elements for successful dog walkers.
  • 102.  
  • 103. Contrast that with adoption volunteers. They must
  • 104. Contrast that with adoption volunteers. They must 1. like people
  • 105. Contrast that with adoption volunteers. They must 1. like people 2. be good listeners
  • 106. Contrast that with adoption volunteers. They must 1. like people 2. be good listeners 3. be able to read the body language of both humans and other species.
  • 107.  
  • 108. Don’t overlook any avenues where professional talents can be volunteered to help your mission.
  • 109.  
  • 110. Don’t discard any volunteer for lack of training.
  • 111.  
  • 112. Keep continuous education and training as part of your organizational structure at all levels.
  • 113.  
  • 114. How can I fire a volunteer?
  • 115. How can I fire a volunteer? You can’t.
  • 116.  
  • 117. Have a “honeymoon” … (some call it a “trial period”) with mutual evaluations
  • 118. Create clear guidelines that every volunteer must sign
  • 119. Create sign-in logs containing checklists that everyone must use
  • 120. Everyone has something to give.
  • 121. Everyone has something to give. Be open to where they give best and re-assign them.
  • 122. Remember, volunteerism is, by its nature, transitory
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  • 125.  
  • 126. How can I get more volunteers?
  • 127. How can I get more volunteers? Make sure that the ones who stay, stay happy…
  • 128. How can I get more volunteers? and make sure that the ones who leave, leave happy!
  • 129. How can I get more volunteers?
  • 130. How can I get more volunteers? Re-evaluate your mission statements
  • 131. How can I get more volunteers?
  • 132. How can I get more volunteers? Promote short, time-sensitive events
  • 133. How can I get more volunteers?
  • 134. How can I get more volunteers? Love what you do
  • 135. How can I get more volunteers? Love what you do and show it.
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