Volunteer Management Training

In 2011, the Utah Commission on Volunteers began a year-long assessment of what local non-profits need in terms of volunteer management. Volunteers play a crucial role in the not-for-profit world and each person comes with unique talents and expectations of what they will experience and accomplish. Many volunteer managers are not given the tools necessary to help them effectively manage their volunteers and volunteer projects. The Volunteer Management Training was created to respond to this need.

 

The Weber State University Center For Community Engaged Learning received the pilot program grant in late 2011 and began relaying the trainings they received to their partners in 2012. All volunteer managers who participate in at least four of the five sessions receive their certification from the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism. We highly recommend that you implement principles from these modules in your own volunteer programs. Volunteers will have a better experience, thus leading to higher retention rates and better overall satisfaction. Volunteer managers, while having to put in additional work initially, will reap the benefits of a volunteer program that is increasingly self-sustaining.  


Additionally, organizations wishing to partner at the Wildcat or Purple Pride levels must have a Certified Volunteer Manager in their volunteer program. The sessions run February through June annually.

Contact the CCEL at ccel@weber.edu or 801-626-7737.
The sign-up for Volunteer Management Training will be included as part of the form for changing your level of partnership. That form will be distributed to community partners on December 31st and will no longer be accepted after the 1st of February. 

If you wish to attend Volunteer Management Training but are not making changes to your level of partnership, please contact our Community Partner Coordinator, Scott Ball at scottball@weber.edu 
801-626-7737 to receive a registration form.

Volunteer Management Training Details


All sessions will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Community Research Extension, 2955 Harrison Blvd
 
  • Session #1 - February 19th - Volunteer Management & Creating a Position Description and Volunteer Application
 
  • Session #2 - March 5th - Volunteer Recruitment and Digital Media & Interviewing Volunteers
 
  • Session #3 - March 20th - Orientating and Training Volunteers & Placing and Supervising Volunteers
 
  • Session #4 - April 9th - Volunteer Motivation and Retention & Volunteer Recognition
 
  • Session #5 - April 23rd - Performance Reviews and Performance Problems & Risk Management
 
  • Session #6 - May 7th - Organizational Assessment & Volunteer Program Evaluation