Harnessing the power of volunteers

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A presentation on harnessing the power of volunteers.


  • 1. volunteers
    Harnessing the Power Of

2. Give them what they want!
The Key to Todays Volunteers
3. Why Do You Volunteer?
We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.
~ Winston Churchill
4. Think About This:
Volunteering is at the heart of citizen action.
5. Why Do You Volunteer?
Lifes most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
6. Todays Volunteers
Seek Reward
Serve for a Cause
Expect to be Empowered
Desire Flexibility
Want Immediate Impact
Need Autonomy
7. Why Do You Volunteer?
Everyone has something to give.
~ Barbara Bush
8. Todays Volunteer Leaders
Are Committed
Invest Time
Focus on Essentials
Vision What are the expectations?
Goals What are you trying to achieve?
Descriptions What are the volunteers responsibilities?
Recruit Create Volunteer Opportunities
Share Provide a Message
9. Why Do You Volunteer?
Be the change you with to see in the world . . .
~ Gandhi
10. Characteristics of a Message
Need:There is a problem in your community
Solution: You can help solve it
Answer: Here is where your skills can help
Benefits: This is what youll receive
Contact: Here is how you can get involved
11. Why Do You Volunteer?
. . . The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
~ Albert Schweitzer
12. Methods of Recruitment
Warm-body:Short-term, Little Skill
Targeted: Specific Skill Required
Concentric: Connected Populations
13. Why Do You Volunteer?
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
~ Italian Proverb
14. Tasks of Recruitment
15. Why Do You Volunteer?
Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
~ Henry Ford
16. Responsibility to Volunteers
Orientation Prepare
Training Enhance
Supervision Connect
Point Person
17. Why Do You Volunteer?
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
~ William James
18. Organizational Responsibility
Who is volunteering, what for, how long
Facts on each volunteer
Comparative data past and present
The history of volunteer assignments
The progress of volunteer projects
19. Why Do You Volunteer?
Mans greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.
~ Frederick Douglass
20. Discuss how your organization could effectively use volunteers?
Group Exercise