Upcoming Trends In VolunteerismPresentation Transcript
Upcoming Trends in Volunteerism
Welcome! The goals of this webinar is to:
Introduce the biggest trends in volunteerism today
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This is a 60 minute session.
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Reviewing the trends
Today’s volunteers are seeking the following types of opportunities:
Skill-based and project-based
Meaningful and challenging
Flexible or virtual
Offer targeted experience or training
Pattern of choice among all age groups
Create positions with shorter durations
Limited time frame
Build on each other
How do we make meaningful connections and relationships in spite of the short duration?
Informal Volunteerism Neighboring, or informal volunteering, involves helping individuals (i.e., friends, family, or neighbors) or the community without first going through an organization. How do we find and attract them?
Volunteerism as resume building
Volunteers may be looking for:
Career experience in a new field
Letters of recommendation
What can YOU offer?
Businesses, schools, religious groups, community or civic orgs, families, and friends
Who can you
Young adult volunteerism
About 8.24 million people ages 16-24 volunteered last year
Community service requirements more common in schools
Want professional development/skill building opportunities
There are 9 million volunteers ages 65-and-over in America today. This is predicted to increase to
13 million in 2020
18 million by 2029
How can we prepare for this demographic shift?
How will we change to accommodate these volunteers?
Volunteer tasks completed, in whole or in part, via the Internet and a home or work computer.
Accommodates volunteers with
What virtual skills
could your program use?
Combines traveling with community service
In 2007, 3.7 million volunteers reported doing at least some long distance volunteering, mostly out of the country