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  • Connecting and Engaging Extension Volunteers
    Connections and Engagement Conference
    University of Wisconsin-Extension
    October 19-22, 2010
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  • Indentify key words that show the differences between:
    Volunteers
    Volunteer Management
    Volunteer Development
    In Small Groups
    2
  • Volunteerism Trends
    Working with Volunteers
    Volunteer Systems that Make a Difference
    Engaging the New Age Volunteers
    Organizational Changes that Embrace Today’s Volunteer
    Agenda for the Workshop
    3
  • Think about a program run by volunteers that you supervise.
    What are the trends that you are seeing &/or experiencing?
    What are the implications of the trends – the so what?
    Large Group Discussion
    4
  • 1.5 million volunteers
    33.5% of residents volunteer - ranking them 13th among the 50 states and Washington, DC
    158.6 million hours of service
    36 hours per resident - ranking them 23rd among the 50 states and Washington, DC
    $3.3 billion of service contributed
    Source: Corporation for National and Community Service
    Wisconsin Volunteer Trends
    5
  • Corporation for National and Community Service: Volunteering in America
    http://www.nationalservice.gov/about/volunteering/index.asp
    Time Value of Volunteers
    http://independentsector.org/programs/research/volunteer_time.html
    Trends and Time Value
    6
  • Start with a Plan!
    Consider the Organization
    Volunteer Administration and Management Strategies
    Consider the Individual Volunteer
    Volunteer Development Strategies
    Just Where Do I Start To Capture Volunteer Potential?
    7
  • Volunteer Delivery System
    Personal Readiness
    Organizational
    Readiness
    Volunteer Readiness and Education
    .
    .
    Engagement of Volunteers and
    Sustainability
    Volunteer Development
    Volunteer Management
    8
  • Volunteer management or administrationis the utilization of volunteers to achieve organizational goals by individuals who manage programs, resources and inputs.
    Volunteer development engages individuals in an ongoing educational process, designed to build capacities for service roles.
    Volunteer Development or Volunteer Management?
    9
  • Where to Begin
    10
  • Cycle of Volunteer Administration
    11
  • Long term
    Short term/episodic
    Workplace
    Virtual
    Youth
    Professional
    Mid Management
    Senior/Retirees
    Transitional
    Group
    Court Ordered
    Entrepreneurial
    Pro Bono
    ETC.
    Identify Today’s Volunteers
    12
  • What Strengths and Limitations do these Volunteers Bring to the Organization?
    13
  • What Organizational Changes are needed to utilize all types of volunteers?
    14
  • Resources for You
    15
  • Web Links & Information
    · Wisconsin Volunteer Development & Management Resources:
    http://www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/resources/mgt/volunteer.cfm
    · Volunteerism for the Next Generation: Everyone Ready®:
    http://nextgeneration.4-h.org/volunteerism/
    · Points of Light Institute: http://www.pointsoflight.org/
     
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  • It’s a PRIVILEGE to volunteer, not a right
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  • Thank you!
    • René Mehlberg, 4-H Youth Development Educator, Winnebago County
    • Jennifer Swensen, 4-H Youth Development Agent, Adams County
    • Sue Pleskac, Volunteer Leadership Specialist
    An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and American with Disabilities (ADA) requirements.
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