Webinar: Working with Volunteers, from Recruitment to Risk Management

Engaging volunteers is a mix of art and science. On one hand, you’ve got the social aspects of working with people who aren’t getting a paycheck and on the other, you need to have systems in place to manage many moving pieces. In this webinar, we’ll go over the volunteer management cycle and understanding volunteerism before exploring best practices in recruitment, database options, and risk management necessities.

Learning Objectives

You will be able to:

  • Begin building a vocabulary for why volunteers are important to your organization’s mission
  • Understand basics of position description design and volunteer recruitment methods
  • Consider options for volunteer databases
  • Recognize and plan for acceptable risk when involving volunteers in your work
Speaker: Liza Dyer
Liza J. Dyer, CVA, has been working and volunteering in the nonprofit and public sectors for more than 15 years. She is currently a Volunteer Services Program Coordinator at Multnomah County Library, a public library system in Portland, Oregon which engages over 2,000 community members as library volunteers each year. Liza has previously worked in museums and science centers where she taught people about science, led teams of citizen scientists, and talked about whales (almost) every day. When not at work, Liza can be found knitting, reading, exploring, and volunteering in the community. She is proud to be an AmeriCorps alum and Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA). Find her on Twitter: @lizaface. Pronouns: she/her/hers