Fighting Hunger Together: 2013 Webinars Available Now

VolunteerMatch staff collects donations for an office wide food drive.

By now you’ve probably noticed that we’re pretty excited about fighting hunger this holiday season. Our blog, our newsletter, our Facebook and Twitter pages have all been devoted to spreading awareness for hunger-related causes in the month of December. But in addition to spreading awareness, we also want to be a resource for the organizations in our network.

We’ve put together a free webinar series geared toward educating hunger-related organizations about VM tools and volunteer engagement.We cover everything from basic tools trainings to advanced engagement strategies. To kick things off here’s a preview of what’s coming in 2013:

Make the Most of Your VolunteerMatch Account

This webinar will teach you how to set up your VolunteerMatch account to find the volunteers you need. You’ll also learn how to post opportunities and best practices for recruiting online as a hunger-related organization.  To register for this webinar, click here.

The Basics of Volunteer Management

In this webinar you’ll learn how to create and maintain your own volunteer management program. You’ll learn basic program components like creating a volunteer handbook and retention plan, but with a focus on the needs of hunger related organizations. To register for this webinar, click here.

Create Compelling Opportunities on VolunteerMatch

This webinar will teach you how create compelling and effective opportunities using VolunteerMatch tools. Using popular hunger-related opportunities as examples you’ll learn how to recruit volunteers more strategically using keywords, skills and custom questions. To register for this webinar, click here.

Engaging Volunteers Using Social Media

In this webinar you’ll learn how to use sites like Facebook and Twitter to promote your opportunities and recruit volunteers. Using other hunger-related organizations as examples, you’ll learn how to use the social media tools available through VolunteerMatch. To register for this webinar, click here.

A completed 2013 calendar can be found in our Learning Center. Remember: registration is free and only takes a few minutes. There is no limit to the number of trainings you can attend. To check out more hunger related trainings, click here.

Want something added to our calendar? What trainings are we missing? Let us know by posting your feedback on our Community Support Page!