Recruit Volunteers – with Penny York

Recruiting volunteers is often an ongoing challenge for organisations. Master this process and create strong volunteer programs 

In collaboration with The Centre for Volunteering NSW, Volunteering presents a series of seminars with Penny York, Volunteer Management consultant and CEO of https://www.useability.com.au/

Outline and focus for workshop:

When is the last time you reviewed your approach to attracting volunteers?

Recruiting volunteers is one of the most challenging aspects of working in the volunteering sector. Whether you are a Volunteer Manager or working in a Volunteer Involving Organisation creating strong volunteers programs through effective recruitment in so important for the productivity, stability and culture of your organisation; not to mention it keeps costs down. Regular evaluation of your organisation’s volunteer strategy and practices is an essential part of effective volunteer management.

Join this session and gain the skills and knowledge to build effective and productive volunteer teams.

Topics to be covered in the workshop:

  • The changing nature of volunteers
  • What attracts volunteers to you?
  • Where can you find more volunteers?
  • Targeting recruitment messages
  • Selecting the right volunteer for the job.

“Wonderful. This was some of the most valuable training I have been to in some years!”

About our Presenter, Penny York

Penny’s corporate background has spanned training, business consultancy, project management, sales, marketing, corporate communications, and public relations. Over the past twelve years her focus has been on consulting in volunteer program management, as well as designing and delivering training programs for volunteer involving organisations (VIOs).

In partnership with The Centre for Volunteering, she has shared her knowledge and skills with such organisations as:  The National Association of Community Legal Centres, Marine Rescue NSW, Australian Red Cross, Local Government and libraries, SES, ActionAid, The Cancer Council, and RSL NSW.  Penny also helps volunteer managers from a variety of VIOs through the School of Volunteer Management’s professional development and Certificate IV in Volunteer Program Coordination workshops.