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Are you new to the field of volunteer management?

Interested in a career involving volunteers? 

Do you want to refresh some of your basic skills? 

Providing a broad overview of all aspects of volunteer management, this training is a must for you!  You'll walk away with valuable materials and connections to other non-profit and for-profit professionals.  


The Essentials of Volunteer Management (EVM) course supports professionals who manage volunteer programs in both non-profit and for-profit agencies and corporations.  Instructors provide developmental tools, detailed methods, current concepts and best practices in the field of volunteer engagement.  Participants will develop professional skills through lecture, classroom discussion and group activities.  Lunch and take-home materials are provided.  

2023 EVM Agenda:

Volunteer Basics:

  • Understanding Volunteers

  • Mythbusters

  • Benefits of Volunteer

  • Understanding Volunteers

Volunteer Integration into Organizational Framework:

  • Volunteer Involvement Framework

  • Volunteer Engagement - Vision, Planning, and Implementation

  • Policy and Procedures

  • Practical Application: How do we best utilize volunteers in our organizational framework?

Leadership Styles:

  • Opening activity/quiz

  • Team activity

  • Integrating leadership style with Volunteer Management

Volunteer Recruitment:

  • Effective Recruitment tools & strategies

  • Engagement to investment continuum

Volunteer Onboarding and Training:

  • Orientation

  • Volunteer Handbook/Policy and Procedures

  • Training

Volunteer Management:

  • Performance Evaluation

  • Volunteer Development

  • Termination

Volunteer Retention:

  • Best practices

  • Recognition

Next Steps:

  • Where do I go from here?

  • Priorities

  • Action steps/commitment

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