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Points of Light Volunteer Program Management Training Offered

Posted By SusanDelle Shaffette, DOVIA New Orleans, Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Volunteer Program Management Training

Hosted by DOVIA New Orleans

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION SPECIAL! Sign up for the 6-part Points of Light training at a super discount rate in gratitude for sharing your time and talents! $75 for members/non-members! This rate good through April 1st only. $125 for members after April 1st or $200 for non-members.

The six-part training series on volunteer program management was developed by the Points of Light Foundation. The training covers many topics that the leaders of volunteers need to accomplish their work in the field.

Course 1: Understanding Volunteering-volunteer trends in the U.S.; characteristics of effective volunteer programs; and volunteer motivation models.

Course 2: Planning a Volunteer Program-conducting basic needs assessments; creating volunteer position descriptions; and developing a purpose statement, policies and budget.

Course 3: Recruiting and Placing Volunteers-developing volunteer recruitment strategies and messages; accessing underutilized volunteers; and interviewing volunteers for optimal placement.

Course 4: Orienting and Training Volunteers-identifying training needs; building a training session; and effective training delivery.

Course 5: Supervising Volunteers-defining and communicating expectations; supervising and recognizing people with different motivations; and developing a recognition plan.

Course 6: Evaluating a Volunteer Program-deciding what to evaluate; assessing volunteer satisfaction, management and outcomes; and using evaluation information.

The six sessions are offered over 3 weeks with 2 courses presented per day. The upcoming dates are April 7, 14, and 21. It will be presented by Nicholas Auck, Director of Volunteer Outreach, Volunteer Louisiana (Lt. Governor's Office).  

Attendees can register for one or several sessions or the full series. Download the brochure. 

The course will be presented on the Northshore at the Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacombe. For additional information, go to:  

For questions or additional information, contact Missy Vivien, DOVIA Community Outreach Coordinator.

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