Thursday, January 5, 2012

Maximize Volunteer Resources!

The Volunteer Center of Bergen County is offering a  comprehensive, six-hour  course in “Essentials of Volunteer Management” on Thursday, January 26 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Volunteer Center.

Participants will “learn the ropes” from initial development to successful achievement, including these critical steps :
  • Planning the Volunteer Program
  • Recruitment and Placement
  • Orientation and Training
  • Supervision and Recognition
  • Evaluation of the Program
Effective practices and emerging trends in volunteer management will also be discussed, as will marketing to prospective volunteers and supporters with social media and traditional media, engaging leadership-level volunteers, and targeting recruitment efforts to specific demographic groups.

The economic benefits of an efficiently run volunteer program are obvious.  Independent Sector, a Washington coalition of major charities and foundations, places the value of time donated by volunteers at $21.36 per hour, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that nearly 64 million people volunteer an average of 52 hours over a 12 month period.  Volunteers can help the engine of your organization hum with productive activity!

A $75 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and curriculum binder.   Participants from Volunteer Center Member Agencies pay only $50; contact the Volunteer Center for more information on becoming a Member Agency. Class size is limited, and the registration deadline is January 20.   Enrollment is first-come, first-served, so register now!

For more information about customized training or to register for “Essentials of Volunteer Management”, send an e-mail to:, or call Tess Tomasi at (201) 489-9454 Ext. 114.

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