Volunteer Management Training Courses Offered by Volunteer Southern Arizona

| May 20, 2012

Volunteer Southern Arizona is offering the Volunteer Management Training Series (VMTS) from May 22, 2012 to July 10, 2012. VMTS  is an evidence-based curriculum of basic to intermediate level workshops designed by Points of Light Institute for those who may be new to volunteer management or who want to build their skills in specific areas.  Participants may choose to take individual workshops or the entire series, but those who complete at least six will receive a certificate of completion.  The cost is $35 per course or $200 for the series.  All workshops will be held at Volunteer Southern Arizona’s  office at 3130 N. Dodge Blvd. in Tucson.  To register, please call (520)881-3300 x 142 or visit the Volunteer Southern Arizona’s website at www.volunteersoaz.org.

Tuesday, May 22nd / 8:30 a.m.— 12:00 p.m.
VMTS 101:  Understanding Volunteerism (Basic/Intermediate)
This workshop will help participants understand trends in volunteerism and analyze the organizational and personal motivation factors that contribute to an effective volunteer program.

Tuesday, May 29th / 8:30 a.m.— 12:00 p.m.
VMTS 102:  Planning a Volunteer Program (Basic/Intermediate)
Learn how to design and implement an effective volunteer program.  Participants will receive instruction on how to conduct an organizational needs assessment and to create volunteer position descriptions.

Tuesday, June 5th  / 8:30 a.m.— 12:00 p.m.
VMTS 103:  Recruitment & Placement of Volunteers (Basic/Intermediate)
Explore recruitment and matching techniques that will result in getting the best volunteers for your  organization.  Participants will learn how to market volunteer opportunities to help potential volunteers understand the benefits they will receive and give during the volunteer experience.

Tuesday, June 12th  / 8:30 a.m.— 12:00 p.m.
VMTS 104:  Training & Orienting Volunteers (Basic/Intermediate)
Engage volunteers in training that supports them in carrying out their assignments.  Participants will learn what elements should be included in training programs and how to deliver them for maximum effect.

Tuesday, June 19th  / 8:30 a.m.— 12:00 p.m.
VMTS 105:  Supervising Volunteers (Basic/Intermediate)
Learn the art of supervising volunteers and be able to define and communicate clear expectations.  Participants will come away with strategies to support, guide, and reward volunteers, and how deal with challenges.

Tuesday, June 26th  / 8:30 a.m.— 12:00 p.m.
VMTS 106:  Evaluating Your Volunteer Program (Basic/Intermediate/Advanced)
Gain an understanding of the importance of evaluation for your program.  This workshop will help participants identify the elements of a volunteer program that should be tracked, what to report to stakeholders and funders, and how to use evaluation findings to guide program improvements

Tuesday, July 10th  / 8:30 a.m.— 12:00 p.m.
VMTS 107:  Managing the Volunteer System (Basic/Intermediate/Advanced)
This capstone workshop in the VMTS series is a working session in which participants incorporate all that they have learned in the workshop series and develop a plan for strengthening the volunteer management  infrastructure in their organization. (Prerequisite: Attendance in at least four workshops in the series.)

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