Volunteer Management Basics
April 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Volunteers are often vital to an organization’s success and providing an effective and supportive environment for your volunteers will motivate continued participation. This hands-on workshop is designed to help nonprofits build and strengthen their volunteer programs, providing participants with tools and techniques for recruiting, training, placing, and retaining volunteers. In addition, participants will engage in a panel discussion with local nonprofits with thriving volunteer programs.
Who should attend: nonprofit executive chief executives, volunteer coordinators and managers.
About the presenter:
As Director of the Volunteer Center at BVU, Heather connects businesses to over 200 group volunteer opportunities each year in addition to helping the community connect to individual volunteer opportunities via BVU’s online Volunteer Center. She also coordinates numerous large scale service events including the Cleveland Indians’ Fields for the Future, BVU’s Summer of Service, WKYC’s Make a Difference Day, Purpose @50plus, and corporate volunteer days/weeks. Ms. Englander provides BVU’s Volunteer Management Consulting Services to nonprofits to assist in creating robust volunteer programs utilizing best practices. Heather has a BA in Art History from the College of Wooster and served as an AmeriCorps volunteer for two years with Habitat for Humanity. Before returning to the nonprofit world, Heather spent 8 years in the field of architecture and interior design. This experience included project management, design, event planning, sales, and marketing.
Due to space limitations, priority is given to GAR’s grantees and Summit County nonprofit organizations.