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  1. Generating Volunteers for Today, Tomorrow, and the Future Presented by: Amber R. Hendrickson Rural Volunteerism Coordinator Appalachian Coal Country Team
  2. PunkToad
  3. 27.4% of residents volunteer 27th among 50 states and DC
  4. More than 50% of the country has a Volunteer Retention Rate of 65% or less.
  5. Session Goal: Empowerment
  6. Founded- 2002 WHWT- 2006 250 VISTAs
  7. Grants- $8.5 million In-Kind- $7.9 million Vol. Hours- 250 years
  8. Rural Volunteerism Initiative
  9. Phase 1: Surveys Phase 2: 25 Practices Phase 3:Outreach
  11. Recruitment
  12. Current Volunteers & Skills
  13. Who are you missing? palindrome6996
  14. Baby Boomers
  15. Recognize their expertise!
  16. G e n X
  17. Be Efficient!
  18. Millennials
  19. Sector Neutral
  20. Civic Duty Doesn’t work anymore.
  21. How?
  22. Volunteer Position Description
  23. Management
  24. Concise History Mission Orientation Tasks Commitment Thank You
  25. Half Chinese
  26. Mind Motivation vs. Follow Through Practice
  27. martinvarsavsky
  28. Raymond Bryson
  29. Joe Lanman
  30. jurvetson
  31. mike wa
  32. Handoff Checklist What do you understand the priorities to be? What concerns or ideas do you have that have not already been mentioned?
  33. Handoff Checklist What are your key next steps, and by when do you plan to accomplish them? What do you need from me in order to be successful?
  34. Handoff Checklist Are there any key contingencies we should plan for now? When will we next check-in on progress/issues? Who else needs to know our plans, and how will we communicate them?
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  36. *_*
  37. Retention
  38. Recognition
  39. Personal Adaptable Sincere Timely Encouraging
  40. Appreciation Ideas
  41. Volunteer Recognition Plan
  42. Amber Hendrickson Rural Volunteerism Coordinator Appalachian Coal Country Team (304)252-4848 x 310 @RuralVolunteers

Editor's Notes

  1. Add more pictures to go with RVI info
  2. Set out to discover why Who are volunteers and what services do they provide? What are the most effective ways to manage volunteers? Why and where are these strategies successful? How can we get these findings and effective strategies into the hands of as many people as possible?
  3. Carried out in three phases: Phase 1: Send out, collect and analyze survey data from volunteer base of 16 organizations Phase 2: Identified 25 volunteer management practices being done successfully by rural groups; transplanted and documented trial practices for one year. Phase 3: Outreach and dissemination of information through workshops, workbook, webinars, etc.
  4. AccomplishmentsThe Toolkit for Working with Rural Volunteers- First of its kind500 pg research -> 25 best practices in workbook practices, worksheets, dataCan download it on ruralvolunteer.orgMoving on with Session
  5. Stable, mature volunteers
  6. Specific skillset Some want menial, others want to use their skills Have open conversation about expectations goal-oriented motivated by feeling value service is “civic duty”
  7. Recognize their expertise, leadership, hard work and commitment The more hours they volunteer, more likely to return reimagine their roles.
  8. Offer family or corporate opportunities and flexible scheduling
  9. Promote value of changing 1 person’s life make it local talk about results encourage flexibility and creativity identify what they will learn provide meaningful assignments
  10. listen to preferences and concerns respect their skills and opinions build in socializing and fun run efficient meetings recognize individual contributions
  11. No one can figure us out. Promote the cause/mission or issue Issues that represent community interests
  12. promote collaboration, team spirit and diversity Multiple options, parallel opportunities Variety of exciting and challenging experience Opportunities for innovation Engage quickly, keep busy, Give ongoing feedback Define tasks and expectations Use technology respected individual encourage questions and challenging assumptions
  13. “Millennials generally are sector agnostic or neutral, which means they have no particular allegiance to nonprofits over government or the business sector. It is the cause that matters.”
  14. Open communication
  15. Environment  Google office in London. Create an environment that supports your goals. Make sure they are aware that they should not feel pressured to take on more than they need to and be sure to let them know to tell you if something changes.
  16. Accountability Accountability to another person.Have them find an accountability buddy (DON’T CALL THEM THAT TO THE VOLS)
  17. CalendarWrite it on your calendar.Give them time to put the time and dates in their phones (Suggest they set reminders!)
  18. PlanCommit to a concrete plan. Make sure details are solidified with volunteers.
  19. Discipline momentum Follow Through challenge will only last a few seconds. Discipline morphs into momentumAt first your volunteers will need discipline to come, but then the momentum and feel good energy should keep them going… with some additional retention
  20. Monthly check ins
  21. In Brussels.
  22. DIVE IN! All prior tips will boost retention!
  23. recognition