<ul><li>Volunteer Recruitment and Retention </li></ul>Diane Juskelis, MS, RD, CSP, LDN  Director, Practice, Member Interes...
AGENDA Agenda VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT <ul><ul><ul><li>What are your needs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to recruit...
<ul><li>Common Answers </li></ul><ul><li>Being thanked </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling useful </li></ul><ul><li>Seeing results <...
<ul><li>Common Answers </li></ul><ul><li>No training </li></ul><ul><li>Not knowing how to help </li></ul><ul><li>Expectati...
Why Volunteer? <ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They are asked </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribute to something meanin...
Volunteer Recruitment <ul><li>Recruitment is a year-round activity </li></ul><ul><li>Board of Directors </li></ul><ul><li>...
What Are Your Needs? <ul><li>STEP ONE: ANALYSIS </li></ul><ul><li>Where you are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Board Structure </li...
What Are Your Needs? <ul><li>STEP TWO: PREPARE </li></ul><ul><li>Revise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Board/Committee Structure </...
How to Recruit <ul><li>Locate potential candidates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inf...
Creating a Good Experience <ul><li>Set Expectations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share job description & key deadlines </li></ul>...
Give Recognition <ul><li>Praise is every board member’s responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Provide regular recognition in a ...
Give Recognition <ul><li>What are some ways you have recognized volunteers?  </li></ul>
Resources <ul><li>www.eatright.org/affiliate-resources </li></ul><ul><li>Nominating Committee & Volunteer Recruitment  </l...
Best Practices Break:  How to recruit and retain volunteers
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  • Throughout the last day and ½, we’ve discussed roles and responsibilities for board members – now we will discuss how you can recruit not only board member, but committee member positions and how you can retain volunteers.
  • 18 Volunteer Recruitment And Retention Final

    1. 1. <ul><li>Volunteer Recruitment and Retention </li></ul>Diane Juskelis, MS, RD, CSP, LDN Director, Practice, Member Interest and Affiliate Relations
    2. 2. AGENDA Agenda VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT <ul><ul><ul><li>What are your needs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to recruit </li></ul></ul></ul>VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Set Expectations </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check-in </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Give Recognition </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Common Answers </li></ul><ul><li>Being thanked </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling useful </li></ul><ul><li>Seeing results </li></ul><ul><li>Being recognized </li></ul><ul><li>Forming relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Building skills </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Common Answers </li></ul><ul><li>No training </li></ul><ul><li>Not knowing how to help </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations too high </li></ul><ul><li>Skills underutilized </li></ul>
    5. 5. Why Volunteer? <ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They are asked </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribute to something meaningful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn new skills/build resume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase network </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WHY NOT? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not finding meaningful opportunity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not having the right skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No time </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Volunteer Recruitment <ul><li>Recruitment is a year-round activity </li></ul><ul><li>Board of Directors </li></ul><ul><li>Committee Chairs </li></ul><ul><li>Committee Members </li></ul><ul><li>Ad Hoc Positions </li></ul>
    7. 7. What Are Your Needs? <ul><li>STEP ONE: ANALYSIS </li></ul><ul><li>Where you are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Board Structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Committee Structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Succession Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where you need to go </li></ul><ul><li>Identify Gaps </li></ul>
    8. 8. What Are Your Needs? <ul><li>STEP TWO: PREPARE </li></ul><ul><li>Revise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Board/Committee Structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Position Descriptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ad hoc positions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assign action owners & deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Identify mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer knowledge to Nominating Committee </li></ul>
    9. 9. How to Recruit <ul><li>Locate potential candidates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal conversations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Past and current volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Match </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Candidate skill sets with positions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recruit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify “what’s it in for me?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain role and commitment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share support resources available </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Creating a Good Experience <ul><li>Set Expectations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share job description & key deadlines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transition meeting with successor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify a mentor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide position training </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Check-in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gauge satisfaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify successes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop resources </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Give Recognition <ul><li>Praise is every board member’s responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Provide regular recognition in a timely fashion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting time to praise success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Letters to managers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recognition forms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Letter to managers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public praise at meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newsletter articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kudos Korner </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Give Recognition <ul><li>What are some ways you have recognized volunteers? </li></ul>
    13. 13. Resources <ul><li>www.eatright.org/affiliate-resources </li></ul><ul><li>Nominating Committee & Volunteer Recruitment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exit survey template </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job descriptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Board agenda example </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gap analysis sample </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer recruitment example e-mail </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Best Practices Break: How to recruit and retain volunteers

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