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Volunteer Manager
Learning Group

This specialized program offers in-depth training by experts in a peer learning environment. Opportunity to earn 15 PDUs in CVA credit.

May 1 - May 29, 2019
Wednesdays, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM

Nonprofit Management Solutions
8265 Vickers Street,
Suite C, San Diego, CA 92111


The five-week Volunteer Manager Learning Group provides time and space to examine the changes in the nonprofit sector affecting volunteerism, challenges in creating an organizational culture that supports and maximizes the value of volunteers, and the skills needed to effect change. This specialized program offers in-depth training and a unique networking opportunity that supports peer learning. Participants will each identify a project to complete for their organization and receive feedback and support throughout the five weeks to ensure successful implementation. All sessions feature a high degree of participant interaction, hands-on activities, and tools and resources that can be applied immediately.

Sessions & Topics:
The Unique Nature of Managing Volunteers

Review current economic trends and their affect on the nonprofit sector, especially in relation to volunteerism.
Learn more about the general movement of volunteerism in San Diego and the nation.
Gain a greater understanding of how engaging volunteers is different than managing paid staff.

Advocating for Effective Engagement Throughout Your Organization

Learn how to target recruitment to meet your organization's specific needs.
Identify the best techniques, including social media and other methods, to connect with your target audience.
Discover ways to market and sell your program to potential volunteers.

Volunteer Recruitment & Screening

Identify the right structure for your organization to maximize the impact of volunteers.
Learn how to create the right positions for your organization and find the right people to fill them.
Understand how to develop healthy staff and volunteer relationships.

Motivate, Engage and Retain Volunteers

Identify ways to balance your organization's needs and, at the same time, support the volunteers and their needs.
Learn the strategies for effectively supervising volunteers.
Develop a process to evaluate your program's effectiveness and volunteer satisfaction.

Curriculum & Presentation

Participants will gain a curriculum and presentation template to bring back to their organizations and have the opportunity to present within the group.

Who Should Attend
Volunteer Coordinators, Managers or Directors, Development and Program staff and others responsible for leading volunteers and/or volunteerism initiatives in their organizations. Duties can include planning for, recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers.

How much does it cost?

Public Price: $575
Member Price: $500
Sweet Deal: $425

Christiana Tasto