Finding and Retaining Volunteers<br />Presented By:<br />Denise Calabrese<br />APLD Executive Director<br />
Top 10 Reasons Why People Don’t Volunteer<br />10. They don’t believe in the work of the chapter or the organization.<br /...
Finding Volunteers<br /> Chapter Members<br />International Members<br />Local Universities/Colleges<br /> APLD Conference...
Recruiting Volunteers<br />-- Create and Communicate Positions Needed<br />Job Descriptions<br />Time Commitment<br />-- C...
Retaining Volunteers<br />Incentives<br /><ul><li> Travel reimbursement
Representation at APLD Conference/Symposium
 Recognition (press/website/plaques/certificates)
 Say “Thank You”</li></ul>Excitement<br /><ul><li>Keeping things fresh
Development new ideas and perspectives
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APLD Symposium - Finding And Retaining Volunteers Presentation

  1. 1. Finding and Retaining Volunteers<br />Presented By:<br />Denise Calabrese<br />APLD Executive Director<br />
  2. 2. Top 10 Reasons Why People Don’t Volunteer<br />10. They don’t believe in the work of the chapter or the organization.<br />9. They aren’t interested in the projects/work involved.<br />8. They are intimidatedby the group/people involved.<br />7. They don’t have the financial ability to get involved.<br />6. They don’t feel they fit in with the group.<br />5. They dislike the people involved or had a bad experience in the past.<br />4. They feel inadequate/Don’t have the skill sets needed.<br />3. They aren’t interested.<br />2. They don’t have time.<br />1. They aren’t asked.<br />Finding and Retaining Volunteers<br />
  3. 3. Finding Volunteers<br /> Chapter Members<br />International Members<br />Local Universities/Colleges<br /> APLD Conferences<br />APLD Sponsors<br />Employees/Co-Workers of Members<br />Industry Shows <br />Local Garden Groups/Clubs<br />County Extension Office/Master Gardeners<br />Finding and Retaining Volunteers<br />
  4. 4. Recruiting Volunteers<br />-- Create and Communicate Positions Needed<br />Job Descriptions<br />Time Commitment<br />-- Communicate the Importance of Volunteers<br />Chapter Growth/Future Leaders<br />Educating Consumers<br />Networking with Each Other<br />Advocacy Efforts<br />-- Creating Excitement<br />A Sense of Urgency<br />Being Part of a Bigger Picture<br />Broader Personal Experience/Resume Builder<br />Finding and Retaining Volunteers<br />
  5. 5. Retaining Volunteers<br />Incentives<br /><ul><li> Travel reimbursement
  6. 6. Representation at APLD Conference/Symposium
  7. 7. Recognition (press/website/plaques/certificates)
  8. 8. Say “Thank You”</li></ul>Excitement<br /><ul><li>Keeping things fresh
  9. 9. Development new ideas and perspectives
  10. 10. Involvement</li></ul>Finding and Retaining Volunteers<br />
  11. 11. Retaining Volunteers<br />Lifelong Friendships<br />Building Business Relationships<br />Learning new concepts (group process vs individual decision-making)<br />Thinking Outside the Box<br />Creating New Skills<br />Finding and Retaining Volunteers<br />
  12. 12. Retaining Volunteers<br />REMEMBER:<br />It’s okay when a long-time volunteer wants to move on!<br />Finding and Retaining Volunteers<br />
  13. 13. Retaining Volunteers<br />What is your Chapter doing in this area?<br />What works?<br />What doesn’t work?<br />Finding and Retaining Volunteers<br />
  14. 14. Thank you!<br />Finding and Retaining Volunteers<br />

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