Upcoming Trends In Volunteerism

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  • Upcoming Trends In Volunteerism

    1. 1. Upcoming Trends in Volunteerism
    2. 2. Welcome! The goals of this webinar is to: <ul><li>Introduce the biggest trends in volunteerism today </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss related: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action steps </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Quick housekeeping details <ul><li>This is a 60 minute session. </li></ul><ul><li>Please minimize distractions and interruptions. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the chat feature to discuss technical issues, ask questions, or comment on the proceedings. </li></ul><ul><li>Feel free to “raise your hand” with and I will get to you as soon as I can. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Reviewing the trends
    5. 5. Today’s volunteers are seeking the following types of opportunities: <ul><li>Skill-based and project-based </li></ul><ul><li>Impact-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Creative </li></ul><ul><li>Meaningful and challenging </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible or virtual </li></ul><ul><li>Offer targeted experience or training </li></ul>
    6. 6. Episodic Volunteerism <ul><li>Pattern of choice among all age groups </li></ul><ul><li>Create positions with shorter durations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited time frame </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tangible results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build on each other </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How do we make meaningful connections and relationships in spite of the short duration? </li></ul>
    7. 7. Informal Volunteerism Neighboring, or informal volunteering, involves helping individuals (i.e., friends, family, or neighbors) or the community without first going through an organization. How do we find and attract them?
    8. 8. Volunteerism as resume building <ul><li>Volunteers may be looking for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career experience in a new field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Letters of recommendation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What can YOU offer? </li></ul>
    9. 9. Group Volunteerism <ul><li>Groups: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Businesses, schools, religious groups, community or civic orgs, families, and friends </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ideal projects: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Single day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Who can you </li></ul><ul><li>collaborate with? </li></ul>
    10. 10. Young adult volunteerism <ul><li>About 8.24 million people ages 16-24 volunteered last year </li></ul><ul><li>Community service requirements more common in schools </li></ul><ul><li>Want professional development/skill building opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Supervision/management </li></ul>
    11. 11. Demographic Shifts <ul><li>There are 9 million volunteers ages 65-and-over in America today. This is predicted to increase to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>13 million in 2020 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>18 million by 2029 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How can we prepare for this demographic shift? </li></ul><ul><li>How will we change to accommodate these volunteers? </li></ul>
    12. 12. Virtual Volunteerism <ul><li>Volunteer tasks completed, in whole or in part, via the Internet and a home or work computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodates volunteers with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Distance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Busy schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What virtual skills </li></ul><ul><li>could your program use? </li></ul>
    13. 13. VolunTourism <ul><li>Combines traveling with community service </li></ul><ul><li>In 2007, 3.7 million volunteers reported doing at least some long distance volunteering, mostly out of the country </li></ul><ul><li>Why not Maine? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tourists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summer residents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summer camps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leaf peepers etc. </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>How do we creatively respond to these trends ? </li></ul>
    15. 15. Questions to discuss:

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