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Learning Center Webinars

VolunteerMatch Director of Education & Training, Jennifer Bennett, brings nearly 20 years of volunteer management experience to the Learning Center webinars. Explore the three modules designed to meet you where you are: Introductory Approaches, Core Components, and Advanced Practices.

Note: The VolunteerMatch Learning Center is taking a short hiatus in April and May and will not be offering live webinars during this time. We continue to be passionate about providing top-notch trainings to leaders of volunteers, which is why we are using this time to build some exciting new things. Be sure to subscribe to our Nonprofit Newsletter for updates (above)!

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  Introductory Approaches

These webinars are designed for new leaders of volunteers, or those looking for a refresher. They do not assume any existing knowledge or experience in managing or supervising volunteers.


Best Practices for Recruiting OnlineSlides
Designing Virtual Volunteer OpportunitiesSlides
Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers | Slides | Worksheet
Engaging the Volunteer of the FutureSlides
Re-Energize Engagement with Mission-Driven OpportunitiesSlides | Worksheet
Social Media and Volunteer Engagement Slides
Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes
Wednesday, 03/01 | 11:00 AM PT/ 2:00 ET
Tuesday, 03/14 | 11:00 AM PT/ 2:00 ET

  Core Components

Our Core Components series is designed for a deep dive into a key foundation component of any volunteer engagement strategy. They provide a comprehensive guide for each component including building buy-in, implementation, and evaluation. Most of these webinars include additional resources like templates, samples, and examples.

Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training ProgramSlide
Tuesday, 02/14 | 11:00 AM PT/ 2:00 ET
Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer HandbookSlides | Sample Handbook
Thursday, 03/02 | 11:00 AM PT/ 2:00 ET
Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies Slides | Sample Questions
Wednesday, 03/08 | 11:00 AM PT/ 2:00 ET

  Advanced Practices

When you’ve mastered the Introductory Approaches and Core Components it’s time for the Advanced Practices. These webinars are designed to take your volunteer engagement strategy to the next level, or help you solve a volunteer engagement challenge. Most of these sessions are designed to build on the topics introduced in the other modules. You do not need to complete any previous webinars before attending, but these sessions are made for leaders of volunteers with two or more years of experience.

Wednesday, 02/15 | 11:00 AM PT/ 2:00 ET
Thursday, 02/09 | 11:00 AM PT/ 2:00 ET
Thursday, 02/16 | 11:00 AM PT/ 2:00 ET
Tuesday, 02/07 | 11:00 AM PT/ 2:00 ET
Tuesday, 03/07 | 11:00 AM PT/ 2:00 ET
Telling the Story of Volunteer ImpactSlides | Worksheet 
Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement | Slides | Worksheet 
Thursday, 03/09 | 11:00 AM PT/ 2:00 ET

  Special Topics

Tuesday, 01/24 | 11:00 AM PT/ 2:00 ET

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