Webinar: Building Capacity with Volunteers – Essential Building Blocks of a Successful Program (RECORDING)



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A part of the American Trails Advancing Trails Webinar Series, the webinar “Building Capacity with Volunteers – Essential Building Blocks of a Successful Program” will benefit both those who already have an existing volunteer program or are looking to get one started.

The U.S. Department of Labor indicates that between September 2013 and September 2014 62.8 million people volunteered. For this time period the median hours per volunteer was 50 and the median annual hours spent on volunteer activities ranged from 32 to 96 hours. Applying the most recent estimated value of $23.07 as an hourly rate the total value of volunteers is estimated to be over $72 billion dollars!

Across the country agencies and organizations are embracing volunteers to satisfy their goals and objectives. You will benefit from this webinar if you have an existing volunteer program and are looking at ways to enhance it. Alternatively, if you are considering development of a volunteer program and looking for information on how to get started there will be lots of ideas for you to consider.


Learning Objectives:

  • Methods for Generating Organizational Support from management through implementation staff will be discussed
  • Through completing a Needs Assessment you will identify stakeholders and establish organizational priorities for program development
  • Considerations for Recruiting, Recognizing and Retaining volunteers will be highlighted
  • The value of Creating Job Descriptions that clearly communicate the expectations of a volunteer position will be reviewed
  • Developing Training Programs that provide the volunteers with the skills that they will need to be successful
  • Program implementation ideas that include: Budget Considerations, Staffing Level Implications, and Typical Record Keeping methods


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