volunteers<br />Harnessing the Power Of<br />
Give them what they want!<br />The Key to Today’s Volunteers<br />
Why Do You Volunteer?<br />“We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.”<br />~ Winston Churchill<...
Think About This:<br />“Volunteering is at the heart of citizen action.”<br />
Why Do You Volunteer?<br />“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others.”<br />~ Martin L...
Today’s Volunteers<br />Seek Reward<br />Serve for a Cause<br />Expect to be Empowered<br />Desire Flexibility<br />Want I...
Why Do You Volunteer?<br />“Everyone has something to give.”<br />~ Barbara Bush<br />
Today’s Volunteer Leaders<br />Are Committed<br />Invest Time<br />Focus on Essentials<br />Vision – What are the expectat...
Why Do You Volunteer?<br />“Be the change you with to see in the world . . .”<br />~ Gandhi<br />
Characteristics of a Message<br />Need:  There is a problem in your community<br />Solution: You can help solve it<br />An...
Why Do You Volunteer?<br />“. . . The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how...
Methods of Recruitment<br />Warm-body:  Short-term, Little Skill<br />Targeted: Specific Skill Required<br />Concentric: C...
Why Do You Volunteer?<br />“When all is said and done, more is said than done.”<br />~ Italian Proverb<br />
Tasks of Recruitment<br />Advertise<br />Screen<br />Interview<br />Place<br />
Why Do You Volunteer?<br />“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”<br />~ Henry Ford<br />
Responsibility to Volunteers<br />Orientation 		Prepare<br />Training 			Enhance<br />Supervision 		Connect<br />Flexible<...
Why Do You Volunteer?<br />“Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.”<br />~ William James<...
Organizational Responsibility<br />Recordkeeping<br />Who is volunteering, what for, how long<br />Facts on each volunteer...
Why Do You Volunteer?<br />“Man’s greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to thin...
Discuss how your organization could effectively use volunteers?<br />Group Exercise<br />
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  1. 1. volunteers<br />Harnessing the Power Of<br />
  2. 2. Give them what they want!<br />The Key to Today’s Volunteers<br />
  3. 3. Why Do You Volunteer?<br />“We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.”<br />~ Winston Churchill<br />
  4. 4. Think About This:<br />“Volunteering is at the heart of citizen action.”<br />
  5. 5. Why Do You Volunteer?<br />“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others.”<br />~ Martin Luther King, Jr.<br />
  6. 6. Today’s Volunteers<br />Seek Reward<br />Serve for a Cause<br />Expect to be Empowered<br />Desire Flexibility<br />Want Immediate Impact<br />Need Autonomy<br />
  7. 7. Why Do You Volunteer?<br />“Everyone has something to give.”<br />~ Barbara Bush<br />
  8. 8. Today’s Volunteer Leaders<br />Are Committed<br />Invest Time<br />Focus on Essentials<br />Vision – What are the expectations?<br />Goals – What are you trying to achieve?<br />Descriptions – What are the volunteer’s responsibilities?<br />Recruit – Create Volunteer Opportunities<br />Share – Provide a Message<br />
  9. 9. Why Do You Volunteer?<br />“Be the change you with to see in the world . . .”<br />~ Gandhi<br />
  10. 10. Characteristics of a Message<br />Need: There is a problem in your community<br />Solution: You can help solve it<br />Answer: Here is where your skills can help<br />Benefits: This is what you’ll receive<br />Contact: Here is how you can get involved<br />
  11. 11. Why Do You Volunteer?<br />“. . . The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”<br />~ Albert Schweitzer<br />
  12. 12. Methods of Recruitment<br />Warm-body: Short-term, Little Skill<br />Targeted: Specific Skill Required<br />Concentric: Connected Populations<br />
  13. 13. Why Do You Volunteer?<br />“When all is said and done, more is said than done.”<br />~ Italian Proverb<br />
  14. 14. Tasks of Recruitment<br />Advertise<br />Screen<br />Interview<br />Place<br />
  15. 15. Why Do You Volunteer?<br />“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”<br />~ Henry Ford<br />
  16. 16. Responsibility to Volunteers<br />Orientation Prepare<br />Training Enhance<br />Supervision Connect<br />Flexible<br />Team<br />Point Person<br />Accountability Respond<br />Recognition Reward<br />
  17. 17. Why Do You Volunteer?<br />“Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.”<br />~ William James<br />
  18. 18. Organizational Responsibility<br />Recordkeeping<br />Who is volunteering, what for, how long<br />Facts on each volunteer<br />Comparative data past and present<br />The history of volunteer assignments<br />The progress of volunteer projects<br />Retention<br />Expectations<br />Feedback<br />Exit<br />
  19. 19. Why Do You Volunteer?<br />“Man’s greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.”<br />~ Frederick Douglass<br />
  20. 20. Discuss how your organization could effectively use volunteers?<br />Group Exercise<br />

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