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Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
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Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth

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New Brunswick Non-Profit housing Association Annual Conference - 2012 …

New Brunswick Non-Profit housing Association Annual Conference - 2012

Presented by Michele Brideau

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  • Talk about other seminars in this series page 2
  • Overview of page 3 and 4
  • Page 6.
  • Page 7. have them fill out their particular volunteer opportunities in the blank spaces
  • Page 9 list values and goals revamp old ones too!
  • Page 10 list places, events and other opportunities to recruit here
  • Page 12 – PPt brochures, Facebook, Flckr
  • Page 13 – give examples
  • Page 27
  • Page 28 Facebook
  • Page 28
  • Page 12 will also be covered in youth recruitment page 28 of workbook
  • Page 12
  • Ageism – senility strikes after 75 yrs of age not be confused with AltzeimersOlder people need looking after young people are violent
  • Page 39 last exercise
  • Page 18 do a volunteer profile page 19
  • Page 20 do volunteer job descriptions
  • Page 19 bottom
  • Many non-profits include volunteers at team building exercises, board meetings and on committees. P.24
  • Page 14
  • Page 15 and 16
  • Page 21 page 22. start planning your volunteer manual or updating the one you have
  • Page 23
  • Page 25 communication training and meet-ups
  • Page 26 list opportunities to bring both groups together here
  • Page 16, 17
  • Transcript

    • 1. Renewing your volunteer base and engaging youth
    • 2. Engaging and Motivating Volunteers Volunteering is a gift of time, talent, skills and experience. Understanding why people choose to volunteer is key to recruiting them What are your volunteer recruitment challenges?
    • 3. Reasons people volunteer • Contribution to the community • Sharing their skills • Affected by cause • Exploring self • Networking • Joining with friends • Faith • Job opportunities
    • 4. Interesting Statistics  93% of Atlantic Canadians volunteer to make a difference 82% volunteer to share their skills and experience 63% volunteer because they are personally affected by a cause 56% volunteer to learn new skills 53% volunteer to network and get to know new people 25% volunteer for religious reasons and to access new job opportunities
    • 5. Using the top 8 Reasons • List your volunteer task and opportunities • Do they match up with the top 8 reasons? • How can you improve your odds ?
    • 6. Vision and Mission • Here is a good place to start! • Do you have a vision and mission statement? • Mission is what you do best every day • Vision is what the future looks like because you do your mission exceedingly well.
    • 7. Recruiting Volunteers • Start close to home • Volunteers want to contribute in their own community • Have an open house • Get the word out – use local newspapers and TV. • Make room for social media
    • 8. Creating new partnerships • Build relationships with schools • Start a referral program • Use bulletin boards • No. 1 reason people don’t volunteer? • No one asked them to. • A new twist on the business card!
    • 9. Your organization’s elevator pitch • Combine mission and vision statement • Make it interesting and brief • Print it out a copy for staff, board and other volunteers • Combine it with recruitment business card • Offer incentives
    • 10. Engaging Younger Volunteers
    • 11. Engaging Younger Volunteers • Younger volunteer to gain job experience and new skills • Younger people also volunteer with friends • Younger people like to be asked to put their own skills to work for others. • Many colleges and universities in N.B. now have mandatory leadership/volunteer programs
    • 12. Recruiting Younger Volunteers • Facebook • Twitter, Tumblr • Texting • Partnering with Schools • Partnering with established Youth groups • Making your environment Youth Friendly
    • 13. Social Media • Do you Facebook? • Do you Tweet? • Is your website up to date? • Do you text? • Social media is free but also takes time.
    • 14. Getting started with Social media • Facebook is your best option to start • You must have a personal account to open a Facebook page • Does anyone in your office use Facebook? • Include this in a future job description.
    • 15. Myths and Facts • Young people won’t go for it • Older people are afraid of young people • Two generations won’t be able to talk • Respect will be an issue • Older people are all the same • Teenagers are trouble • Older people are all senile
    • 16. What it can do for you • Younger volunteers can increase your volunteer pool, • It can bring in the expertise you need to accomplish projects or other initiatives • It is additional fundraising capacity • It creates an enriching work environment • It is good for the community
    • 17. 5 powerful questions • Why do you volunteer? • Why do you want to volunteer with us? • What do you wish to learn? • How much time can you give? • What would you like to do here?
    • 18. Their vision VS your mission • Volunteers quit most often because ‘’it wasn’t what they expected’’. • Make sure to ask the right questions • Check in with volunteers • Have volunteer leaders and/or coordinator • Have position descriptions • Be honest about what your organization needs
    • 19. Volunteer Expectations • Volunteers expect to be respected • Volunteers expect to be informed • Volunteers expect flexibility • Volunteers expect recognition • What are you doing to ensure these expectations are being met???
    • 20. Benefits • Beyond the warm and fuzzies • Learning new skills • Meeting new people • Participating on projects • Being part of the decision making process • Being part of a team • References • Networking opportunities
    • 21. Retaining your Volunteers •Best practices for managing the volunteers you have and keeping them starts with good human resources practices.
    • 22. After recruitment comes retention • Keeping track of your volunteers • Interview each one or have someone from your board or staff do this. • Screening is required when volunteers work with children or vulnerable clientele • References are a good way to get to know someone. • Be straight forward
    • 23. Tools to retain • A system to track volunteer hours • A quick way to reach volunteers • A description of volunteer opportunities • A business recruitment card • Flexible schedules • A volunteer coordinator • Trial period • A volunteer hand book
    • 24. Orientation of Volunteers • Create a volunteer handbook • Do introduce them to everyone • Offer a tour of the premises • Give them a contact person, email or phone number • Include benefits, recognition and rewards
    • 25. Benefits * Recognition * Rewards • Yes, people volunteer to give freely of their time, talents, skills and experience. • However, everyone enjoys to thanked, recognized and rewarded for their contribution. • What does your organization do?
    • 26. Communicating with Volunteers • A sense of belonging and loyalty comes from knowing what’s going on and being part of something. • How often does your organization communicate with volunteers • How do you communicate with volunteers • Social media, email and texting
    • 27. Building bridges • Between volunteers, staff and board members • People who know each other work better together. • Bringing the cause and the people who work behind the scenes together is a great combo.
    • 28. Dealing with conflict • And other problems that will come up • Follow up immediately after complaint • Write everything down • Meet everyone concerned separately • Ask the same questions • Apply corrective measures • Follow-up with everyone and communicate clearly.
    • 29. Getting started
    • 30. People volunteer with and for… •Organizations they know! •Tell your stories and share your history.
    • 31. Top 3 action items •What can you do to get started on recruiting the volunteers you need?
    • 32. Any Questions ?

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