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Advocating for Volunteers by Educating Staff

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We all know that an organizational culture that values volunteers and volunteer management is an ideal environment in which to engage citizens in important, meaningful service. But how do we foster this culture? One approach is to design and implement in-house training and advocacy to educate staff peers on the inner workings of effective volunteer engagement, including why volunteer management matters, how it results in better outcomes, and how they can more actively participate as partners with volunteer talent.  

This Training Designs offers tips and strategies for how leaders of volunteers can facilitate in-house education for their staff peers. Ideally, this will result in better staff-volunteer relationships, greater volunteer impact on the organizational mission, and an organizational culture that is more inclusive and appreciative of volunteers.