Connections and Engagement Conference
University of Wisconsin-Extension
October 19-22, 2010
Indentify key words that show
the differences between:
Working with Volunteers
Volunteer Systems that Make a Difference
Engaging the New Age Volunteers
Organizational Changes that Embrace Today’s
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?
1.5 million volunteers
33.5% of residents volunteer - ranking them
13th among the 50 states and Washington,
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
Corporation for National and Community
Service: Volunteering in America
Time Value of Volunteers
Start with a Plan!
Consider the Organization
◦ Volunteer Administration and Management
Consider the Individual Volunteer
◦ Volunteer Development Strategies
Volunteer Readiness and
Volunteer Delivery System
Volunteer management or administration is
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.
Cycle of Volunteer Administration
Web Links & Information
· Wisconsin Volunteer Development &
· Volunteerism for the Next Generation:
· Points of Light Institute:
An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin Extension provides equal
opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and
American with Disabilities (ADA) requirements.
•René Mehlberg, 4-H Youth
•Jennifer Swensen, 4-H
Youth Development Agent,
•Sue Pleskac, Volunteer