July Webinar Preview: Beat the Heat, Engage More Volunteers

Learn something new. Register for a webinar.

Take a break from the summer heat and learn something new about volunteer engagement in July. This month we have lots of great titles that will help you with everything from getting started to evolving an existing engagement program.

We’ve also rolled out some exciting new changes to our site! If you’d like to learn more about how our new features can help you engage volunteers, be sure and register for an introductory session this month.

Recruit With the New VolunteerMatch!

VolunteerMatch has a new look, and the way volunteers search and find opportunities has changed. This informational session will cover everything you need to know about the changes to VolunteerMatch to continue to find the volunteers you want. We’ll also cover some tips and tricks to make sure your opportunities stand out.

Single Days of Service: Make it Work

Volunteer engagement is changing. More and more volunteers are looking to get involved and make a difference in a single day of service. The political and social climate is further emphasizing this trend. How do you create meaningful work that can be completed in a single day by a large group of diverse volunteers? This webinar will walk you through the first steps for incorporating single days of service into your program, and help you begin to think more creatively about volunteer engagement.

Fighting Hunger Together: Engaging Volunteers Using Social Media

What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager for a hunger relief organization? This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment plan. We’ll take a look at examples of hunger relief organizations who have successfully marketed their opportunities using social media. You’ll also learn about the social media tools available as part of your VolunteerMatch account that can help you promote your volunteer opportunities on other social networking sites.

Playing By the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook

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

Check out more free webinar topics in the VolunteerMatch Learning Center.