Whether you’ve been working with volunteers for weeks or decades, volunteer engagement is complex work. It seems like every day brings a new challenge, or a new problem to solve. Leaders and practitioners in the field are required to draw on a vast range of hard and soft skills to successfully integrate volunteers into their organization. While we may be adept at recognizing the work of volunteers – Do we give ourselves enough credit for the work we do?
Join Jennifer Bennett, Director of Education & Training with VolunteerMatch, for a dynamic discussion about volunteer management career path trends, research, and emerging practices.
Participants in this session will gain:
- An understanding of the breadth and depth of the core competencies necessary to effectively engage volunteers.
- Insights on current research about our young and evolving field, and
- frameworks for understanding current challenges and opportunities for leaders of volunteers and what it means for the future of our work
This session will help you uncover new thinking about volunteer engagement, and collectively push us out of our comfort zone to invent, create, change and engage! Community Engagement professionals of all tenure and from all size organizations are encouraged to join this conversation.
This is a program of the Volunteer Management Track.
Jennifer Bennett, CVA, joined VolunteerMatch to formalize and manage the organization’s volunteer engagement program. With her breadth of experience, she is well qualified to help VolunteerMatch’s community of nonprofits better recruit and engage volunteers.
She shares her knowledge with volunteer managers through the webinars found on the Learning Center, in newsletters and blog entries, and at conferences around the country. She also co-hosts the Time + Talent Podcast with Tobi Johnson from VolunteerPro.
She contributed The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit chapter to the guide Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights that are Changing the World published by VolunteerMatch in 2015. And, she is the current Co-Editor and contributing author for the 4th Edition of Volunteer Administration: Professional Practice.
She’s a strong believer in the importance of engaging volunteers in meaningful work and was certified in Volunteer Administration in 2009. She served on the Board of the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration from 2012-2018, and was the Chair from 2015-2018. She currently volunteers with the Justice & Diversity Center and Project Homeless Connect in San Francisco and with the Social Justice Sewing Academy.
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