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2010 Conference 1C: Millennial Volunteers

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These are the slides from MAVA's workshop on Millennial Volunteers presented at the 2010 Minnesota Mentoring Conference

These are the slides from MAVA's workshop on Millennial Volunteers presented at the 2010 Minnesota Mentoring Conference

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  • 1. Millennials - Incorrigible or Innovative A Fresh Look at Generation Y Minnesota Mentoring Conference October 2010
  • 2. What is a Millennial? Individuals born during the 1980’s and 1990’s. Mainly consisting of teenagers and 20 something’s.
  • 3. What is your motivation behind engaging millennial volunteers?
  • 4. Discuss some Millennial attributes and some challenges in working with Millennials. What change can Millennials bring to your organization?
  • 5. Millennial Attributes
  • 6. Individuality within one cohesive group
  • 7. Potential to succeed just because ‘ you ’ are ‘ you .’
  • 8. Diversity- Not just expected but assumed
  • 9. Millennial Difference: Diversity
    • The Millennial Generation will continue to become even more diverse due to immigration
    Millennial Strategy Program® Source: US Census, 2006
  • 10. World Travel and Mobility- The New Normal
  • 11. Inclusivity and Equality
  • 12. Innovative Technology
  • 13. Adult Millennials Drive Social Network Use Based on weekly or more frequent users, ranked by Adult Millennials
    • General or broad social networking sites 52%
    • Niche or focused social networking sites 25%
    • Social play sites 28%
    Gen Xers
    • General or broad social networking sites 29%
    • Niche or focused social networking sites 14%
    • Social play sites 13%
    Boomers
    • General or broad social networking sites 13%
    • Niche or focused social networking sites 7%
    • Social play sites 9%
    Millennial Strategy Program® Source: US Census, 2006 Q. 40-42 The following are types of social sites online. How often, if ever, do you use the following online sites – accessing the Internet with any device (computer, laptop, smartphone, PSP, etc)?
    • General or broad social networking sites 44%
    • Niche or focused social networking sites 19%
    • Social play sites 29%
    Pre-Teens/Teens Adult Millennials Millennial Tapestry. 2008 Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc.
  • 14. Word-Of-Mouth Dominates As Source Of Coolest, Hottest, Latest Based on Adult Millennials who say the source applies to them Millennial Strategy Program® Source: US Census, 2006 Q. 60(A-L) How important are each of the following in helping you keep up with the latest trends, the coolest things to do, or the hottest things to buy? *Asked of those 18 or older with kids My friends My kids* My parents Magazines Web sites Programs on Cable TV Programs on Network TV Social networking sites TV commercials Newspapers Blogs Billboards
  • 15. Generational Comparison Zemke, Raines, Filipczak. Generations at Work, 2000. Traditionalists Boomers Xers Millennials Outlook Practical Optimistic Skeptical Hopeful Work ethic Dedicated Driven Balanced Determined Leadership by Heirarchy Consensus Competence Pulling Together Relationships Personal Sacrifice Personal Gratification Reluctant to Commit Inclusive
  • 16. Generational Clash Points Zemke, Raines, Filipczak. Generations at Work, 2000. Traditionalists Boomers Xers Millennials Career Goals Build a legacy Build a stellar career Build a portable career Build parallel careers Rewards The satisfaction of a job well done Money, title, recognition, the corner office Freedom is the ultimate reward Work that has meaning for me Job Changing Job changing carries a stigma Job changing puts you behind Job changing is necessary Job changing is part of my daily routine
  • 17. Millennial Volunteering
  • 18. Trends and Highlights
    • In 2009, 10.8 million Millennials dedicated 1.1 billion hours of service to communities across the country.
    • 21.6 percent of Millennials volunteered in 2009 (21.5% in 2008).
    • Religious institutions are the most popular places through which Millennials volunteer.
    Corporation for National and Community Service, www.volunteeringinamerica.gov , 2009.
  • 19. Millennial Volunteer Trends Corporation for National and Community Service, www.volunteeringinamerica.gov , 2009.
  • 20. How do Millennials Volunteer? Corporation for National and Community Service, www.volunteeringinamerica.gov , 2009.
  • 21. Pinpoint Motivation
    • Why would a Millennial choose to volunteer their time?
    • Opportunity to make an impact , see real results and be CHALLENGED
    • See volunteering as a part of their
    • Work Life Balance
    • Professional development and resume building opportunities
  • 22. Are Millennials volunteering with your organization? What could be the reason they aren’t currently volunteering? (Handout)
  • 23. Section 5- Best Practices
  • 24. Rethink the structure of your position design.
    • Do you allow for schedule flexibility and varied forms of commitment (episodic volunteers, seasonal internships)?
    • Do you provide opportunities for Millennials to engage in leadership roles?
    • Do you provide a continuous system of feedback and supervision?
    • Do you allow for Millennials to gain ownership of project based assignments?
  • 25. Recruitment & Position Design
    • Pointers:
    • Choose your words carefully
    • Emphasize benefits(flexibility, professional development, etc.)
    • Get the word out
  • 26. Position Design
    • Learn from Corporate Job Design and Recruitment Tools
    • Cardinal Health-Youth Intern Program
    • (Handout)
  • 27. Working with Millennial Volunteers
    • Boundaries
    • Ground rules
    • Expectations
    • Room for Ownership
  • 28. Working with Millennial Volunteers
    • Make feedback a priority
    • Timely and up to date
    • Measurable
    • Build trust
  • 29. Retention
    • Find multiple ways to support volunteers
    • Feedback, Feedback, Feedback
    • Provide opportunities to learn new tasks and tackle challenges
    • Emphasize their effectiveness as a volunteer
    • Never underestimate a written or verbal thank you
  • 30. Wrap Up How does YOUR organization measure up? (Handout- Organizational Assessment)