Summer is almost over and we’re hosting webinars you don’t want to miss. This month we’ll teach you everything you need to know to create an engaging volunteer program. We’ll cover the basics of online recruitment and advanced engagement strategies. You’ll also learn how to create program metrics in order to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of your volunteer program.
Learn how to effectively delegate volunteer engagement and management work to volunteers so you have the opportunity to “think bigger.” We’ll discuss evaluating your program for volunteer engagement, determining how best to use volunteers, creating a communication plan, screening and training volunteers to be an important part of your volunteer recruiting, retention and recognition plans.
Using examples from food banks and pantries and meal service programs from around the country we’ll discuss creating new opportunities for volunteer engagement. Do you have volunteers conducting community outreach, gleaning fresh produce from their neighborhoods, sharing meal and recipe ideas, or participating in your social media campaigns? Sample position descriptions will be provided.
This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. 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.
Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you’re doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program.