The Week in Webinars: Summertime Slow? Focus on Core Components

Summer time slow? Focus on professional development!Summer is often a slow time for nonprofits as schools are out and people (although not necessarily nonprofit people) go on vacation. With less attention going to intense programming, summer is also a great time to focus on your own professional development, and that of others on staff who work with your volunteers.

VolunteerMatch can help with that, since we offer a wide range of free webinars throughout the summer that can help you brush up on volunteer management basics and hone specific skills.For example, the Core Volunteer Program Components curriculum in the Learning Center delves deeply into some common building blocks in a volunteer engagement program. Next Tuesday, June 28th, we’ll be premiering the newest addition to this curriculum with “Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook.”

This entirely new webinar asks the question: when was the last time you reviewed your Volunteer Handbook or Policies and Procedures Manual? It’s probably been too long, right? What if you don’t have either of those?

During the free webinar, you’ll learn how to create a living document that can help both paid and volunteer staff be better informed and know what is expected of them. A good volunteer handbook can also help you better identify and deal with challenging volunteers.

So whether you’re just starting to create a handbook or if you’re looking for best practices on information to include, this webinar will help you evaluate the handbook you have and create a stronger framework for your volunteer engagement program.

  • Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook
    Tuesday, June 28, 2011
    11am-12pm PDT

Click here to register for the free webinar.