Core Components

If you want to develop a successful volunteer program or strengthen an existing one, our Core Components live webinar series is perfect for you. These volunteer management trainings delve deeply into the ideas and practices first introduced in our Introductory Approaches series, such as attracting the right volunteers for your organization or mitigating risks to your volunteer engagement program.

We’ll share volunteer management resources, tips and advice to help you identify your program’s needs, energize your volunteers and build a solid foundation for effective volunteer engagement. By the end of this webinar series, you’ll learn everything you need to develop and implement the key elements of a volunteer engagement program, including:

  • The components of an outstanding volunteer position description and how it can be used for volunteer recruitment, training, and retention
  • What policies to include in your volunteer handbook and how to enforce them
  • Strategies for honing your interview skills and sample volunteer interview questions to ask
  • What goes into a successful volunteer training program, plus insight into how adults learn
  • The recognition strategies that motivate today’s volunteers (hint: it’s not a fancy “thank you” dinner)

Although there may be overlap between training topics, there’s no need to complete these webinars in any order.

Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions

A good position description can make the recruitment and placement of volunteers so much easier. Find out how to create one.
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Tuesday, 3/26
11:00 PT / 2:00 ET
Free

Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today's Volunteers

Update your recognition strategies and events to appreciate today's volunteers
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Thursday, 2/21
11:00 PT / 2:00 ET
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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.
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Thursday, 2/7
11:00 PT / 2:00 ET
Free

Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program

What do your volunteers need to know to be successful? Learn the basics of creating a great training program.
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Thursday, 1/17
11:00 PT / 2:00 ET
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Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies

Interviewing each prospective volunteer is one of the best ways to ensure that the volunteers you recruit are the volunteers you need.
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Tuesday, 12/11
11:00 PT / 2:00 ET
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