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How To Create A Volunteer Friendly Organization. Trainer: Betty Stallings www.bettystallings.com bettystall@aol.com. Agenda. Introductory comments/participant activity Elements of a Volunteer Friendly Organization Philosophy of Volunteer Engagement

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how to create a volunteer friendly organization

How To Create A Volunteer Friendly Organization

Trainer: Betty Stallings

www.bettystallings.com

bettystall@aol.com

agenda
Agenda
  • Introductory comments/participant activity
  • Elements of a Volunteer Friendly Organization
    • Philosophy of Volunteer Engagement
    • Understanding Today’s Volunteers and designing effective outreach and internal support to enhance volunteer satisfaction
    • Creative and Effective Use of Technology in Volunteer Friendly Organizations
volunteer and staff friendly volunteer programs
Volunteer and Staff Friendly Volunteer Programs
  • For volunteers -
    • What creates the atmosphere and experience that keep volunteers satisfied and wanting to continue to support the organization’s mission – in some capacity?
  • For Staff -
    • What creates a staff-friendly volunteer program?

(Resistance will occur if these issues are not addressed)

group feedback
Group feedback……
  • What creates a volunteer friendly program?
  • What creates a staff friendly program?
real success involves the team approach
Real Success involves the TEAM Approach
  • Volunteers (Program/service)
  • Staff who utilize volunteers
  • Executive management/Board

All must be satisfied to build a solid successful program!

elements of a volunteer friendly program
Elements of a Volunteer Friendly Program
  • The Organization’s Philosophy of Volunteer EngagementPossible components….
    • Partnership concept
    • Volunteers to be engaged in all aspects and at all levels of the organization
    • Volunteers are essential to the mission
    • Staff are expected, prepared and rewarded for effectively involving volunteers in their work
    • Volunteer Manager is on the Management Team
    • Volunteer Program is a TEAM effort
    • Executive Management gives leadership and support
    • Volunteer input is encouraged.
    • Volunteers receive meaningful appreciation
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Elements of a Volunteer Friendly Program

2. Understanding Today’s Volunteers and Designing effective outreach and internal support to enhance volunteer satisfaction.

  • Creation of a variety of ways for volunteers to give time
  • Targeting recruitment strategy and message
  • Smooth, efficient system to connect and be placed
  • Interviews that uncover the volunteer’s motivation to serve
  • Clarity of commitment and scheduling of mutual re-commitment discussions
  • Staff who are trained and rewarded for effective partnering with volunteers
  • Efficient but sufficient orientation/training for the position
  • Excellent staff delegation skills for work performed by volunteers
  • Mutual on-going recognition
  • Keeping volunteer connected when not active
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Elements of a Volunteer Friendly Program

3. Use of Technology to streamline:

  • Recruitment and Placement (website – online inquiries and applications)
  • Communication between staff and volunteers and volunteers to other volunteers and to staff and executives and board
  • Record keeping and internal systems
  • Volunteering virtually
how can you make your organization more volunteer friendly
How Can you make your organization more volunteer friendly?
  • Organization’s philosophy about engaging volunteers
  • Understanding Today’s Volunteers and Designing effective outreach and internal support to increase volunteer satisfaction
  • Enhanced technology