Give them what they want: Volunteer Satisfaction & Retention ...

Give them what they want: Volunteer Satisfaction & Retention ...

GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT: VOLUNTEER SATISFACTION & RETENTION THROUGH PERSONAL GOALS CAVAN GAHAGAN SENIOR LEARNING CENTERS MANAGER MINNESOTA LITERACY COUNCIL Volunteer Management Conference 2013

Who our volunteers are and why they volunteer What we have to offer as a volunteer outlet How to apply their goals to our volunteer needs Translating that into happier and WHAT WE WILL BE

TALKING ABOUT TODAY WHO ARE OUR VOLUNTEERS? Retirees Service learners/college students Community members/neighbors Church members Numerous others WHY DO THEY VOLUNTEER?

Teaching experience Helping their community & neighbors Gaining more intercultural competence & understanding Feeling like theyre help someone or with something Many other reasons * MOHANDAS GANDHI The best way to find

yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. WE DO NOT ONLY SERVE NOR ONLY BENEFIT STUDENTS. Staff THIS! Students NOT Volunteer

s Staff Volunteer s Students 1. Motivate your volunteers by learning their goals for volunteering 2. Realize what great benefits your volunteers can get from their service

3. Highlight those benefits every day! 3 KEY POINTS THE BIG QUESTION = WHATS IN IT FOR THEM? 1 KNOW THEIR GOALS TO PLAN YOUR SUPPORT

Volunteers Goal: Staffs Support: I want to get more teaching We need a teacher every Monday! experience before teaching abroad. And Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday! This is my neighborhood, so I really want to help my community and know it better. Jos works at the restaurant up the street. Have you tried it yet?

I dont know too much about other cultures, but I want to learn. You have to try Maryans sambusas! Theyre fantastic! I love helping people to read! Here is a great book of stories. Could you sit with David and read one? I need volunteer experience for my rsum. Could I use you as a reference?

Hmmm, youll do my bidding, you say? KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE TO OFFER 2 THE BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING IN ADULT BASIC EDUCATION Multitude of teaching and classroom experience Working with people from different countries or a variety of cultures

Trainings and opportunities to develop new skills Helping people in need of the most help Non-profit work is very flexible and applicable to many different careers Community-based organizations are organizations directly based in the community! Can you ever say that our work is boring? SHOW ME A VOLUNTEER WHO FEELS LIKE THEYRE WASTING THEIR TIME, AND ILL SHOW YOU A VOLUNTEER

WHO STOPS COMING. 3 GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT! Present the opportunity to fulfill their goals Individualized support is the most effective way to approach it Connect at least one thing they do to what

goals they have when they first start and throughout their time Remember to thank

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