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110511 gbta volunteer victories

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How to recruit, retain, and maintain volutneers for your association.

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110511 gbta volunteer victories

  1. 1. 11 Volunteer Victories: Chapter Leaders Recruitment & Retaining of Volunteers Holly Duckworth, CAE, CMP Facilitator Leadership Solutions
  2. 2. 2 • Address benefits of volunteering for GBTA • What makes a good volunteer? • Volunteers vs. Employees • How many people do we need? Delegation • 10 Tips for volunteers • Succession planning • Volunteer appreciation • Questions/concerns you may have Intentions for our time together:
  3. 3. 3 Technology Zone: Twitter @hduckworth www.Facebook/leadershipsolutionsinternational www.leadsolintl.com Use this as a place to learn and grow.
  4. 4. 4 The dating game:
  5. 5. 5 What are the benefits of volunteering?
  6. 6. 6 hours Americans gave in volunteer service What is the number of hours Americans gave in volunteer service in 2010, according to Volunteering in Americarding to Volunteering in America A. 8 Billon hours B. 1 Trillion hours C. 50 Million hours D. 5 Billion hours @hduckworth
  7. 7. 7 • Greater impact to your vision mission • Save organization time • Increase organizations revenues Why use Volunteers?
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  9. 9. 9 What traits do you want in a volunteer?
  10. 10. 10 • It’s more than the difference between simply a pay check and no pay check. • Understand Motivations of the person – Learn a skill – Share a skill – Remember with volunteers they have a choice and 100’s of other organizations would love to have the same people – With Volunteers it is all personal and passion Volunteer vs. Employee
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  12. 12. 12 • Honest – How much time does it really take? – What times of the year are busy on this committee? • Authentic • Job Description – Specific Start Date/time – Specific End Date /time • Delegation • Let them own it • Follow Up • Appreciation How many people do we need? How do we Recruit Volunteers?
  13. 13. 1414 Volunteers need to know they are part of something bigger
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  15. 15. 16 • Give them ownership • Give them something meaningful to do • Demonstrate for them how what they do makes a difference to the organization • Make it easy to volunteer • Keep task sizes manageable • Have regular committee meetings How do we work to retain Volunteers?
  16. 16. 17 Next Generation Volunteers
  17. 17. 18 • Demonstrate benefits of volunteering Networking Education Team work, common vision • Appreciation – When possible customized to the individual – Thank you note (private) – Thank you certificate (public) How do we maintain a healthy volunteer base?
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  19. 19. 20 10 Tips on Volunteerism • Work on a cause that means something to you • Consider sills you have to offer • Do you want to learn something new • Combine goals • Don’t over commit • Be prepare for application/approval process • Think family • I never thought of that • Volunteerism gives voice to your heart
  20. 20. 21 • Volunteer Fair • Virtual Volunteerism • Job board • Volunteer Manager – Use of President Elect, to recruit to their team – Track skills of your members • Offer Leadership Training • Tell your own Testimonials about why and how you volunteer (web, newsletter, in person) Recruitment Ideas:
  21. 21. 23 • You should start working yourself out of a volunteer job the day you accept it • Build bench strength with committees, co-chairs, and ad hoc volunteers Succession Planning
  22. 22. 24 “I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” –Dr. Albert Schweitzer
  23. 23. 25 • Address benefits of volunteering for BCA • What makes a good volunteer? • Volunteers vs. Employees • How many people do we need? Delegation • 10 Tips for volunteers • Succession planning • Volunteer appreciation • Questions/concerns you may have Intentions for our time together:
  24. 24. 26 Questions…. Thank You!

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