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Establishing Effective School-based Volunteer Programs: Opportunities and Challenges You Haven’t Considered
Lynn Ivey

Please join Lynn Ivey as she shares strategies for building an effective school-based volunteer program with committed partners who can transform your “wish we could” list into your “look what we accomplished” list. You will find ways to unlock the power of volunteerism with a well-structured recruitment, training and support system that supports a wide range of volunteer options. We will also discuss the particular issues that must be addressed when working with youth in a school environment.

Price: $299.00
Establishing Effective School-based Volunteer Programs: Opportunities and Challenges You Haven’t Considered

Schools that embrace volunteers – parents, grandparents, retired teachers, older students, businesses and community members – reap a wide range of benefits. On the same token, schools are excellent locations for independent nonprofit organizations to establish programs and further their missions too. However, as much as school staff might not be used to working with outsiders, a nonprofit program director might not fully understand the challenges of setting up shop in a school – challenges that while manageable, cannot be overlooked. For example, school-based programs must accommodate class schedules, vacation breaks, security procedures, background checks and more. When these issues are addressed, school-based programming has proven to have a tremendous positive impact.

Whether a school is working with an external organization, creating a program itself, or a nonprofit is looking to launch a new initiative, school-based programs and their volunteers contribute in countless ways, enriching children’s learning, supporting teachers, adding extracurricular programs, and strengthening school-community connections. Students thrive with the extra attention and opportunities, and nonprofits are able to operate in new and creative ways. For schools, this easily translates into better test scores, improved literacy rates, and increased attendance. For nonprofits, it means better programming, greater impact, and one more step towards fulfilling your mission.

Please join Lynn Ivey as she shares strategies for building an effective school-based volunteer program with committed partners who can transform your “wish we could” list into your “look what we accomplished” list. You will find ways to unlock the power of volunteerism with a well-structured recruitment, training and support system that supports a wide range of volunteer options. We will also discuss the particular issues that must be addressed when working with youth in a school environment.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Benefits for engaging volunteers and building partnerships
  • Identifying goals that matter and ways volunteers can help
  • A range of meaningful opportunities, both in and out of the classroom
  • Effective recruitment strategies for specific events, everyday tasks, and curriculum enhancing projects
  • Methods for translating interest, resources, knowledge and skills into practical and valued jobs that help students achieve more
  • Principles and practices that ensure your volunteer workforce understands the best ways to help and how their contributions impact student success
  • Policies and Procedures to create an effective volunteer infrastructure
  • Examples, recommendations and best practices for creating value, recognizing success and building opportunities to give back
  • School-based program ideas for nonprofits
  • How to convince your administration to embrace volunteers and new programming
  • How to find nonprofits that want to work with you
  • Considerations when working in a school environment
  • AND MUCH MORE!
Price: $299.00

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Lynn Ivey

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Access your training anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • Engaging and up-to-date training to support your career and your organization.
  • Handouts you can distribute to your board and staff.