AASLH Spring Webinar Series on Volunteer Management

AASLH’s popular volunteer webinar series is back, and this year, when you when you register for the first webinar, you’ll get 25% off the next two. The webinars can be watched in order or individually. Each is a self-contained lesson on volunteer management. These live webinars will be recorded, and the recordings will be sent to all registrants within a few days of the event. Each webinar costs $40 for AASLH Members or $65 for nonmembers.

April 4: Developing a Successful Volunteer Recruitment Program

We know having volunteers in the wings who can give eight hours a day is no longer the case. Recruitment is a process that enables the selection of the right people for the right task. Recruitment is understanding the environment where people want to volunteer and the time they have to give. Learn more about recruitment and gain practical tools for running a successful volunteer recruitment program. Taught by Bethany Hawkins, Chief of Operations at AASLH.


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April 11: Are Your Ready for Volunteers? 

Many volunteer programs have existed with little or no formal processes and assessments in place. Often, there is no paid staff member who manages the volunteer program. The result is that the programs are often not well run, translating into high volunteer turnover, anemic buy-in from the organization’s management and staff, and ultimately, low program success. This webinar will address how to plan for a volunteer program at your history organization or how to improve the program that you currently have. Taught by Bethany Hawkins, Chief of Operations at AASLH.


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April 26: Training Volunteers

How can we train our volunteers for projects that will help them make a difference in our organizations? And how do we make it fun and empowering while avoiding conflicts? Learn about training tips and tactics that can stimulate the long-term sustainability of a volunteer program. This session will be presented by staff from two Field Services offices and will be jam-packed with ideas for how to train volunteers and make their service a rewarding experience. Taught by Tamara Hemmerlein, Director of Local History Services at the Indiana Historical Society; Jeannette Rooney, Assistant Director of Local History Services at the Indiana Historical Society; and Laura Hortz Stanton is the Executive Director of the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts.


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For a full list of all upcoming AASLH Continuing Education events (webinars, workshops, online courses), visit our event calendar.