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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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