Volunteers seeking to share their workplace skills and volunteers being available for shorter commitments are the two top 2014 trends in volunteer availability from MAVA research. For many organizations, these trends are different from how they currently involve volunteers. Come to this session to learn more about the trends and how your organization can capitalize on them.
Designing Shorter Term and More Flexible Volunteer Positions
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Increasingly volunteers are seeking shorter term and more flexible volunteer positions. Whether we like it or not, this is one of the main current trends in volunteerism. Come to this session to explore how to re-designed volunteer positions for today’s volunteer workforce and hear tips from your peers. Learn and practice six strategies for re-designing volunteer positions for volunteers seeking shorter term and more flexible volunteer opportunities.
Engaging Skill Based Volunteer
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Many organizations are rethinking how volunteers can be involved in skill based and in higher level and leadership roles. With limited resources for staff, this is one of the few routes open to do more, or even keep up. This session will:
· Explore opportunities for involving volunteers in project leadership and skill based roles
· Look at the complexities of volunteers being placed in higher skill based roles
· Offer strategies for success in engaging volunteers in skill based and higher responsibility roles.
Register for one workshop or both
You are on your own for lunch between workshops