Webinar: 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.

Details:

Date: April 26, 2017

Time: 3pm EST/2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii

Cost: $40 members/$65 nonmembers

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About the Faculty:

 

Tamara

Tamara Hemmerlein is Director of Local History Services at the Indiana Historical Society. As the director of a field services office, Tamara has experience working in and with local history organizations, libraries, museums and historic sites. She works with her team to design workshops, facilitate community and organizational meetings, help with board development and training and coach organizations through the challenges they face. Prior to coming to IHS, Tamara worked as the Executive Director of the Montgomery County Historical Society and of the Montgomery County Cultural Foundation in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

 

 

jrooney

 

Jeannette Rooney is Assistant Director of Local History Services at the Indiana Historical Society and Chair of the Field Services Alliance, and is a 2012 graduate of Developing History Leaders @SHA. As a part of the field services team in Indiana, she serves as a Grant Coach for the Indiana Historical Society's new Heritage Support Grants Program, develops and presents interactive workshops and manages the program for the state's 92 volunteer county historians. Jeannette holds an M.A. in Art History from Indiana University.

 

 

 

laura

 

Laura Hortz Stanton is the Executive Director of the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA). Ms. Hortz Stanton previously served as CCAHA’s Director of Preservation Services and as Curator of Collections at the Siouxland Heritage Museums in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she managed a significant collection of historic artifacts. She received her BA in Anthropology and Archaeology from Temple University and her MA from the Museum Studies Program at the Cooperstown Graduate Program.

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Webinar: 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.

Details:

Date: April 11, 2017

Cost: $40 members/$65 nonmembers

When you register for this webinar, you'll get a promo code for the final webinar in this Volunteer Management Series:  Training Volunteers (April 26).

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What Participants Said:

"Each segment was well presented and allowing live chats during the webinar was especially appreciated. Additionally, providing the downloads for use with our organizations is extremely valuable."

"I really appreciated the break-down of different generations -- what characteristics they have (whether they like to be monitored, which age groups really stress acknowledgement) and what recruitment channels are good for them."

"Venues about where to recruit and peer-to-peer questions and answers [were very helpful]."

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About the Faculty:

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Bethany L. Hawkins is the Chief of Operations for the American Association for State and Local History.

 

 

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Webinar: Are You 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.

Details:

Date: April 4, 2017

Time: 3pm EST/2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific

Cost: $40 members/$65 nonmembers

When you register for this webinar, you'll get a promo code for 25% off the other two webinars in this Volunteer Management Series: Developing a Successful Volunteer Recruitment Program (Aprill 11) and  Training Volunteers (April 26).

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What Participants Said:

"[I liked] the idea that volunteers should be treated more like employees-- that is, given structure and responsibility."

"All the different pieces that need to come together for a successful volunteer program & why things are needed. It supported my thought that my Society is too scattered & disorganized to recruit and retain volunteers."

"Being able to take away clear points and bring them into discussion with my immediate supervisor for validation of my existing instincts and practices."

"Format of slides was easy to read, connect to talk. was really helpful to have names and websites of resources spelled out on slides. I liked the inclusion of actual cases as examples - i.e. the digitization project where the youngest volunteer was 72 yrs old. I also really appreciated being able to see the results of the surveys"

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About the Faculty:

bethany-hawkins-chief-of-operations

 

 

Bethany L. Hawkins is the Chief of Operations for the American Association for State and Local History.

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