Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement Webinar

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Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement Webinar

  1. 1. Presented by Susan Harmon, National Safe Place Organizational Advancement Director
  2. 2. <ul><li>Role of volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation and training </li></ul><ul><li>Retaining volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Recognizing volunteers </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Willingness to receive service </li></ul><ul><li>Administration and supervision </li></ul><ul><li>Respect and appreciation </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>What roles can volunteers play? </li></ul><ul><li>Responding to youth at sites </li></ul><ul><li>Assisting with Site checks </li></ul><ul><li>Performing presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Help with activities with youth </li></ul><ul><li>Assist with fund raising activities </li></ul><ul><li>Clerical and/or other administrative help </li></ul><ul><li>What else? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Media – newspaper (Helping Hands), radio and/or television PSAs, </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking sites/agency websites </li></ul><ul><li>Community presentations </li></ul><ul><li>United Way Volunteer Connection/local volunteer center </li></ul><ul><li>Faith communities </li></ul><ul><li>What else? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Potential volunteers complete applications </li></ul><ul><li>Solicit personal and professional references </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct criminal background checks </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct one on one interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers successfully complete training </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Show appreciation – say thank you </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate regularly – phone calls, post cards, email/online communication, newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>Give them more to do – further engagement </li></ul><ul><li>What else? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Thank you notes, letters and cards </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Public recognition in newsletters and/or newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Certificates, gifts (mugs, other promotional items) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition events/awards banquets </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer awards: Bell Award, JCPenney Golden Rule Award etc. </li></ul><ul><li>What else? </li></ul>

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