In-Person Engaging & Motivating Volunteers
Learn practical tools to encourage and engage volunteers to ensure that they are successful, fulfilled, and motivated to participate in future volunteer assignments.
About the Course
So, you have been elected to chair a committee, lead a local section or division, or direct a project. You need to engage member volunteers to meet the goals and carry out key initiatives, but where do you begin? Effective leaders know that volunteer engagement is more than just signing people up for a project. It requires a clear understanding of the help needed and the skills and talents required to accomplish a project. It also encompasses using various forms of motivation to excite volunteers and keep them committed to project completion. This hands-on, four-hour course will help ACS leaders recruit and manage volunteers and provide practical instruction in how to:
- Properly divide tasks and delegate responsibility
- Identify and invite members to volunteer
- Keep projects, teams, and individuals on task
- Motivate teams and individuals to complete projects
What You Will Learn
After completion of the course, attendees will be able to:
- Identify the scope of assignment responsibilities and create a ‘spec’ for the volunteer position
- Assess volunteer skills and match volunteers to assignments
- Communicate expectations for volunteers and identify resources available
- Monitor, measure, and motivate volunteer progress
Who Should Attend
Engaging and Motivating Volunteers is designed for emerging and new ACS leaders seeking additional guidance in making early leadership assignments successful. We encourage current and prospective leaders and leaders of new project who need assistance in attracting and managing volunteers to participate in this course. The skills attained in this course are highly transferable to managing projects and leading teams in your professional roles.