Generating Volunteers
for Today, Tomorrow,
and the Future
Presented by:

Amber R. Hendrickson
Rural Volunteerism Coordinat...
PunkToad
27.4%

of residents
volunteer

27th among
50 states
and DC
http://www.volunteeringinamerica.gov/oh#sthash.Nq1w4Sfb.dpuf
More than 50% of the country has a
Volunteer Retention Rate of 65% or less.

http://www.volunteeringinamerica.gov/rankings...
Session Goal:

Empowerment
Founded- 2002
WHWT- 2006
250 VISTAs
Grants- $8.5 million
In-Kind- $7.9 million
Vol. Hours- 250 years
Rural
Volunteerism
Initiative
Phase 1: Surveys
Phase 2: 25 Practices
Phase 3:Outreach
ruralvolunteer.org
Recruitment
Current
Volunteers &
Skills
Who are you
missing?
palindrome6996
Baby Boomers
Recognize
their
expertise!
G
e
n

X
Be Efficient!
Millennials
Sector Neutral
Civic Duty
Doesn’t work anymore.
How?
Volunteer
Position
Description
Management
Concise
History
Mission

Orientation
Tasks
Commitment
Thank You
Half Chinese
Mind

Motivation vs. Follow Through

Practice
martinvarsavsky
Raymond Bryson
Joe Lanman
jurvetson
mike wa
Handoff Checklist
What do you understand the priorities to
be?
What concerns or ideas do you have that
have not already be...
Handoff Checklist
What are your key next steps, and by
when do you plan to accomplish them?
What do you need from me in or...
Handoff Checklist
Are there any key contingencies we
should plan for now? When will we next
check-in on progress/issues?
W...
CiceroComms
*_*
Retention
Recognition
Personal
Adaptable
Sincere
Timely
Encouraging
Appreciation Ideas
Volunteer
Recognition
Plan
Amber Hendrickson
Rural Volunteerism Coordinator
Appalachian Coal Country Team

fellow@ruralvolunteer.org
(304)252-4848 x ...
Generating Volunteers for Today, Tomorrow and the Future
Generating Volunteers for Today, Tomorrow and the Future
Generating Volunteers for Today, Tomorrow and the Future
Generating Volunteers for Today, Tomorrow and the Future
Generating Volunteers for Today, Tomorrow and the Future
Generating Volunteers for Today, Tomorrow and the Future
Generating Volunteers for Today, Tomorrow and the Future
Generating Volunteers for Today, Tomorrow and the Future
Generating Volunteers for Today, Tomorrow and the Future
Generating Volunteers for Today, Tomorrow and the Future
Generating Volunteers for Today, Tomorrow and the Future
Generating Volunteers for Today, Tomorrow and the Future
Generating Volunteers for Today, Tomorrow and the Future
Generating Volunteers for Today, Tomorrow and the Future
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Here are some tips on how to recruit the volunteers your organization needs to fulfill your mission.

Check out ruralvolunteer.org or email fellow@ruralvolunteer.org for more information.

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  • Add more pictures to go with RVI info
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Stable, mature volunteers
  • 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”
  • Recognize their expertise, leadership, hard work and commitment The more hours they volunteer, more likely to return reimagine their roles.
  • Offer family or corporate opportunities and flexible scheduling
  • 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
  • listen to preferences and concerns respect their skills and opinions build in socializing and fun run efficient meetings recognize individual contributions
  • No one can figure us out. Promote the cause/mission or issue Issues that represent community interests
  • 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
  • “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.”
  • Open communication
  • 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.
  • Accountability Accountability to another person.Have them find an accountability buddy (DON’T CALL THEM THAT TO THE VOLS)
  • CalendarWrite it on your calendar.Give them time to put the time and dates in their phones (Suggest they set reminders!)
  • PlanCommit to a concrete plan. Make sure details are solidified with volunteers.
  • 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
  • Monthly check ins
  • In Brussels.
  • DIVE IN! All prior tips will boost retention!
  • recognition
  • Generating Volunteers for Today, Tomorrow and the Future

    1. 1. Generating Volunteers for Today, Tomorrow, and the Future Presented by: Amber R. Hendrickson Rural Volunteerism Coordinator Appalachian Coal Country Team
    2. 2. PunkToad
    3. 3. 27.4% of residents volunteer 27th among 50 states and DC http://www.volunteeringinamerica.gov/oh#sthash.Nq1w4Sfb.dpuf
    4. 4. More than 50% of the country has a Volunteer Retention Rate of 65% or less. http://www.volunteeringinamerica.gov/rankings/States/Volunteer-Retention-Rates/2010
    5. 5. Session Goal: Empowerment
    6. 6. Founded- 2002 WHWT- 2006 250 VISTAs
    7. 7. Grants- $8.5 million In-Kind- $7.9 million Vol. Hours- 250 years
    8. 8. Rural Volunteerism Initiative
    9. 9. Phase 1: Surveys Phase 2: 25 Practices Phase 3:Outreach
    10. 10. ruralvolunteer.org
    11. 11. Recruitment
    12. 12. Current Volunteers & Skills
    13. 13. Who are you missing? palindrome6996
    14. 14. Baby Boomers
    15. 15. Recognize their expertise!
    16. 16. G e n X
    17. 17. Be Efficient!
    18. 18. Millennials
    19. 19. Sector Neutral
    20. 20. Civic Duty Doesn’t work anymore.
    21. 21. How?
    22. 22. Volunteer Position Description
    23. 23. Management
    24. 24. Concise History Mission Orientation Tasks Commitment Thank You
    25. 25. Half Chinese
    26. 26. Mind Motivation vs. Follow Through Practice
    27. 27. martinvarsavsky
    28. 28. Raymond Bryson
    29. 29. Joe Lanman
    30. 30. jurvetson
    31. 31. mike wa
    32. 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. 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. 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?
    35. 35. CiceroComms
    36. 36. *_*
    37. 37. Retention
    38. 38. Recognition
    39. 39. Personal Adaptable Sincere Timely Encouraging
    40. 40. Appreciation Ideas
    41. 41. Volunteer Recognition Plan
    42. 42. Amber Hendrickson Rural Volunteerism Coordinator Appalachian Coal Country Team fellow@ruralvolunteer.org (304)252-4848 x 310 @RuralVolunteers

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