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Volunteer Management Training Series (VMTS) consists of six modules created by the Points of Light Institute. Classes are designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the major components of a nonprofit volunteer management program. Earn a Volunteer Management Certificate and start developing volunteer recruitment, retention, and recognition strategies and methods of offering projects for diverse audiences. This valuable program will enhance your knowledge whether you are a new or seasoned volunteer manager. The modules below will be covered over a four day period.

Module 1: Understanding Volunteering

Identifying key elements of a volunteer program, the current trends in volunteering, and social motivators to volunteering.

Module 2: Planning Your Volunteer Program

Writing a purpose statement for the volunteer program, determining the appropriate roles for volunteers, writing volunteer position descriptions, and understanding risk management.

Module 3: Recruiting & Placing Volunteers

Effective volunteer recruitment and placement includes learning, applying, and improving recruitment and placement methods.

Module 4: Orienting & Training Volunteers

Preparing to train volunteers, training volunteers to perform their services and developing plans for improving volunteer training.

Module 5: Supervising Volunteers

Designing, improving and implementing strategies for volunteer supervision and recognition.

Module 6: Evaluating Your Volunteer Program

How to evaluate your volunteer program and the next steps for evaluation and improving your volunteer program.


*Limited Scholarships available for active HandsOn partners*

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