Introductory Approaches

Are you new to working with volunteers and using VolunteerMatch? Or are you looking for a quick refresher on the basic ideas and theories of volunteer engagement?

If so, our Introductory Approaches webinars will provide you with the essential knowledge you need to build and manage a successful volunteer engagement program at your organization.

A thorough introduction to volunteer management, these free trainings address everything from volunteer recruitment, volunteer retention and volunteer recognition strategies to best practices for engaging volunteer groups and how to design mission-driven volunteer opportunities. You’ll learn the keys to effective volunteer management, such as:

  • What volunteers are looking for and how you can attract the right volunteers for your organization
  • How to avoid the pitfalls of single days of service and create a meaningful experience for diverse groups of volunteers
  • How you can find time to strategize and “think bigger” by engaging volunteers in new ways
  • Tips for engaging volunteers on social media and best practices for each platform
  • How to integrate skilled volunteers into your existing volunteer program, including the art of delegating work and setting achievable goals

Although some training sessions cover related topics, there’s no need to complete them in any order!

Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers

Come learn how pro bono and skills-based volunteers can help your organization.
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Thursday, 3/14
11:00 PT / 2:00 ET
Free

The New Volunteer Manager's Toolkit

New to volunteer management? This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs: recruitment, retention and recognition.
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Thursday, 3/7
11:00 PT / 2:00 ET
Free

Single Days of Service: Make 'em Work!

How do you create meaningful work that can be completed in a single day by a large group of diverse volunteers?
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Tuesday, 3/5
11:00 PT / 2:00 ET
Free

Re-Energize your Volunteer Program by Designing Mission-Driven Opportunities

How can you attract more volunteers by re-thinking your volunteer opportunities?
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Tuesday, 2/26
11:00 PT / 2:00 ET
Free

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes

What do you do when you know things need to change?
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Thursday, 2/14
11:00 PT / 2:00 ET
Free

Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program

Learn how to model the volunteer engagement you want for your organization in your own program.
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Tuesday, 1/29
11:00 PT / 2:00 ET
Free

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement

What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager?
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Tuesday, 1/8
11:00 PT / 2:00 ET
Free

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future

The age of one-size-fits-all volunteer engagement is coming to an end. Learn how to attract the right volunteers for your organization, and how to spread the word effectively.
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Tuesday, 12/4
11:00 PT / 2:00 ET
Free

Put Volunteer Groups to Work

Successfully engaging groups in impact-driven work comes with unique challenges - come learn strategies for making group volunteering work.
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Wednesday, 5/9
11:00 PT / 2:00 ET
Free