Published on March 7, 2014
Generating Volunteers for Today, Tomorrow, and the Future Presented by: Amber R. Hendrickson Rural Volunteerism Coordinator Appalachian Coal Country Team
27.4% of residents volunteer 27th among 50 states and DC http://www.volunteeringinamerica.gov/oh#sthash.Nq1w4Sfb.dpuf
More than 50% of the country has a Volunteer Retention Rate of 65% or less. http://www.volunteeringinamerica.gov/rankings/States/Volunteer-Retention-Rates/2010
Session Goal: Empowerment
Founded- 2002 WHWT- 2006 250 VISTAs
Grants- $8.5 million In-Kind- $7.9 million Vol. Hours- 250 years
Rural Volunteerism Initiative
Phase 1: Surveys Phase 2: 25 Practices Phase 3:Outreach
Current Volunteers & Skills
Who are you missing? palindrome6996
Recognize their expertise!
G e n X
Civic Duty Doesn’t work anymore.
Volunteer Position Description
Concise History Mission Orientation Tasks Commitment Thank You
Mind Motivation vs. Follow Through Practice
Handoff Checklist What do you understand the priorities to be? What concerns or ideas do you have that have not already been mentioned?
Handoff Checklist What are your key next steps, and by when do you plan to accomplish them? What do you need from me in order to be successful?
Handoff Checklist Are there any key contingencies we should plan for now? When will we next check-in on progress/issues? Who else needs to know our plans, and how will we communicate them?
Personal Adaptable Sincere Timely Encouraging
Volunteer Recognition Plan
Amber Hendrickson Rural Volunteerism Coordinator Appalachian Coal Country Team firstname.lastname@example.org (304)252-4848 x 310 @RuralVolunteers
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