"The best way
to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Nonprofit organizations are sometimes referred
to as voluntary organizations. Their
existence is dependent upon citizen participation as volunteers. Without volunteers
who serve as board members, the organization would not be established.
Volunteers help deliver programs and services and they serve as the backbone of
the organization’s fundraising efforts. Volunteers are one of the most valuable
resources of the organization. Therefore, building a strong volunteer program
enhances the strength of the nonprofit organization.
This four-workshop series is designed to meet
the needs of the next generation of volunteer managers.
Attendees will learn techniques for recruiting,
training, placing, retaining, and rewarding volunteers, as well as ways to
increase the teamwork with staff in organizations. The sessions will utilize
interactive group exercises, case studies, and the integration of sample
policies and tools to ground the learning principles in practical application.
The Basics of Managing Volunteers:
Ethics, Risk Management, and a Really Good Volunteer
You will learn:
- How to establish a code of ethics with regard to volunteers
- How to manage decisions and risk with regard to volunteers
- Essential elements and details of a really good volunteer manual
Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM to 12 Noon
Tuition: $70 Members, $140 Nonmembers
Each workshop is a stand-along learning
opportunity based on the title topic. You may choose to take just one workshop,
or all four, however, we do recommend taking them in listed order for
To earn the Certificate in
Volunteer Management from the Rollins College Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center
participants must attend
all four sessions in their entirety.
Andrea Hendry is the managing partner for Smart Chicks Consulting, Inc. where
she assists nonprofit agencies in streamlining their processes and acts as a
community relations specialist to help corporation’s employees connect with
their communities through volunteer ism. She specializes in
"volun-tourism” and excels at engaging corporate volunteers and donors.
She is also the Cities of Service Coordinator for the City of Orlando,
coordinating the city’s volunteer activities. In 2009, she was president of the
Council of Volunteer Managers of Central Florida. Previously, she has worked in
volunteer management with several nonprofit agencies throughout the community,
including Give Kids the World Village and Heart of Florida United Way.
Emily Furlong is a senior program manager at the Philanthropy and Nonprofit
Leadership Center. Her nonprofit teaching experience includes fundraising,
planning and development, volunteer management, and board governance. She has
been a founding member of two nonprofits, Seminole Heart and Habitat for
Humanity of Seminole and served as executive director of Seminole Heart.
Previously, she served as the volunteer manager at Meals on Wheels and Harbor