Types of Volunteers. Spontaneous VolunteersTrained VolunteersProfessional Volunteers. Commitment. You must believe:That having volunteers involved in day-to-day operations is good;That volunteers can make significant contributions at all levels of your organization,That volunteers can assume i
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1. Managing Disaster Volunteers Kevin Smith
National Disaster Specialist
America’s Second Harvest
2. Types of Volunteers Spontaneous Volunteers
3. Commitment You must believe:
That having volunteers involved in day-to-day operations is good;
That volunteers can make significant contributions at all levels of your organization,
That volunteers can assume important responsibilities and be accountable; and
That the potential benefits outweigh the costs.
4. Planning Set Goals and Objectives;
Write Job Descriptions;
Develop a Recruitment Plan; and
Prepare for Volunteer Orientation.
5. Volunteer Recruitment Why Do People Volunteer?
6. Recruiting Volunteers: Understanding Motivation The need for achievement
The need for power
The need for affiliation
7. Volunteers want … To do real work that is meaningful.
To be identified with jobs and in an organization that is held in high esteem;
To be part of an organization that is well organized, well managed, and where their contributions are recognized.
8. Discussion: Media Benefits and Consequences