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Review of the importance of a good volunteer recruitment strategy and how to retain the volunteers you recruit

Review of the importance of a good volunteer recruitment strategy and how to retain the volunteers you recruit

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    • Recruitment and Retention of Volunteers
      Presentation to: LTC Ombudsman TrainingApril 1, 2009
    • Cabinet for Health and Family Services
      Volunteers
      To volunteer is to choose to act in recognition of a need, with an attitude of social responsibility and without concern for monetary profit, going beyond one’s basic obligations.
    • Cabinet for Health and Family Services
      Volunteers
      Why do you want volunteers?
    • Cabinet for Health and Family Services
      Volunteers
      What are some “first choice” reasons to have volunteers?
    • Cabinet for Health and Family Services
      First Choice
      Credibility because they are unsalaried
      Receiving assistance from a volunteer makes a difference to the recipient
      Volunteers are “insider/outsiders”
      Volunteers extend your sphere of influence
    • Cabinet for Health and Family Services
      First Choice
      Volunteers bring the luxury of focus.
      Volunteers can approach an assignment with less pressure and stress
      Volunteers are always “private citizens” and can more freely contact legislators and the media.
    • Cabinet for Health and Family Services
      First Choice
      Volunteers do not save you money.
    • Cabinet for Health and Family Services
      Volunteers
      Why do you want volunteers?
    • Cabinet for Health and Family Services
      Recruitment is the 3rd Step
      Step 1 – Determining why you want volunteers?
      Step 2 – Developing valuable volunteer assignments and writing position descriptions.
    • Cabinet for Health and Family Services
      The Third Step
      Task A – Brainstorm potential sources of people for each position description you developed.
      Task B – For each potential source select the most appropriate technique to communicate your message.
    • Cabinet for Health and Family Services
      The Third Step
      Task C – Do it! Go out and ask people to volunteer.
      Task D – Be prepared for applicants to contact you by having a welcoming system for interviewing, screening and putting new volunteers to work
    • Cabinet for Health and Family Services
      Additional Tasks
      Analyze the image of your organization in the community
      Examine the other related images that affect volunteer recruitment
      Consider the trends and issues in the field of volunteerism today
    • Cabinet for Health and Family Services
      Place Volunteers
      Screen applicants
      Place in appropriate positions
    • Cabinet for Health and Family Services
      Orient and Train Volunteers
      Difference between orientation and training
    • Cabinet for Health and Family Services
      Supervise and Recognize
      Person to report directly to
      Evaluations of performance
      Appropriate recognition relies on knowing what motivates the volunteer
    • Cabinet for Health and Family Services
      Evaluate the Entire Program
      To justify existence/funding
      To get a sense of accomplishment
      To be able to answer questions of staff, board members and funders
    • Cabinet for Health and Family Services
      Credit
      From the Top Down – The Executive Role in Volunteer Program Success
      The Volunteer Recruitment Book
      Both by Susan J. Ellis and available through the KCCVS Lending Library
    • Cabinet for Health and Family Services
      Contact Us for Additional Info
      KY Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service
      275 E Main Street 3W-E
      Frankfort, KY
      40621
      800-239-7404
      www.volunteerky.ky.gov