Finding and Engaging Skilled Volunteers

Skills-based volunteerism shifts the landscape for how community organizations interact with volunteers. People with highly-specialized expertise are offering to use their skills to benefit causes or organizations that they believe in, but are these organizations ready to get the most out of these amazing offers?

Attend this workshop to learn about the trends in skilled volunteerism, and strategies to work with a diverse range of skilled volunteers. Identify ways to harness the talents of these volunteers to create rewarding experiences for both the volunteer and your organization.

This half day workshop will touch on the essentials of engaging skilled volunteers, namely:

  • How to find the right volunteer for your needs
  • Effective management of skilled volunteers
  • How to be a positive leader and get the most out of your volunteers

About the Facilitator

lisamort-putland.jpgLisa joined the Volunteer Victoria team as Executive Director in June 2011. Lisa holds a B.A. in Drama and a Masters in Public Administration with a focus on non-profit management. Prior to working with Volunteer Victoria, Lisa was the Development Manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria and spent more than 25 years working and volunteering in the museum and heritage sector. Lisa is a board member with the Arbutus Singers Music Education Society and is Past Board Chair of the Point Ellice House Preservation Society. 

Please note that this workshop runs 3 hours with a 15-minute coffee break. Coffee, tea, cookies and fruit will be available at coffee break.

There is limited two hour parking available on Gosworth Street off Hillside Avenue.  Paid parking is available at the back of the building.

If ticket prices, transportation, or child care expenses are a barrier for you, please contact us in advance for assistance. Limited bursaries are available.

February 15, 2017 at 9:30am - 12:30pm
Yakimovich Wellness Centre
Tessa McLoughlin ·

Will you come?

$30.00 General Tickets - Engaging Skilled Volunteers
$10.00 Seniors/Unwaged - Engaging Skilled Volunteers