Gcsv2011 next generation volunteers-kristin clements-effner

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This document was created by an individual or individuals who submitted a proposal so he / she / they may present at the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiative’s 2011 Conference on Service and Volunteerism (GCSV11). This proposal was approved by the Indiana Commission on Community Service and Volunteerism (ICCSV) and other community partners. Sharing this document is a courtesy extended by the OFBCI to conference attendees who may want to reference materials covered at the GCSV11, and the OFBCI in no way not responsible for specific content within.

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Gcsv2011 next generation volunteers-kristin clements-effner

  1. 1. Recruiting and Retaining Next Generation Volunteers Presented by: Kristin Clements-Effner, MSW and Melissa Noyes, MSW
  2. 2. Training Objectives• Provide an overview of the changing volunteer based on recent research• Explore strategies that assist in recruiting and retaining younger volunteers• Come up with one action item to attempt to implement and organization• Provide tools to further evaluate current volunteer opportunities to attract new volunteers
  3. 3. The Perfect Volunteer…
  4. 4. Recruitment Strategies1. Assess your current volunteer opportunities to ensure you are offering a diverse set of volunteer opportunities.2. Target specific groups for recruitment that meet the skills sets and personality types needed for a volunteer opportunity.
  5. 5. Recruitment Strategies3. Have well-defined volunteer descriptions and immediate next steps for those who express interest in a volunteer opportunity with your organization.4. Host an open house social to recruit volunteers and introduce them to your organization.
  6. 6. Recruitment Strategies5. Utilize existing outlets for recruitment.6. Ask existing volunteers to help with recruitment.
  7. 7. Retention Strategies1. Ensure that volunteer opportunities allow for meaningful contribution to the organization and express how the opportunities connect to the mission.2. Create projects that meet the needs of the organization, but also meet the needs of the volunteer.3. Provide volunteers with training and professional development.
  8. 8. Retention Strategies4. Train your paid staff to work with volunteers.5. Create volunteer teams to complete volunteer opportunities that incorporate fun and dynamic leadership.6. Have volunteer celebrations and continually acknowledge the work that your volunteers are doing.
  9. 9. Contact Us• www.catalystxchange.org• Email: melissa@catalystxchange.org or kristin@catalystxchange.org• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/catalystxchange• Twitter @catalystxchange

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