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Transcript of Rewarding Volunteers
Making a Difference
Creates a "Thick" Culture
Recommend to others Why is Rewarding Volunteers Important? Recognition
Financial Types of Reward:
What are the three types of rewards for volunteers?
What is something that you might feel if you are not rewarded as a volunteer?
What is the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network?
Who said, "never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has"?
How many hours do RPTS majors have to have before starting their internship?
What famous pond philosopher said "One is not born into the world to do everything, but to do something."?
What percentage of U.S. citizens volunteer each year?
Organizations that are successful using volunteers manage them the way they do paid staff - True/False Activity... http://www.nonprofitrisk.org Making a Living (money)
Promotion/career path Give back
Gain experience Past - to - Present
--=== 1920s - 1930s post WWI
European volunteer work camps
Service Center International (S.C.I.)
--- Treat volunteers as you would professionals. Don’t give broad thank yous. Recognize paid staff with unpaid staff at meetings or annual
thank you banquets http://www.shrm.org/Publications/hrmagazine/EditorialContent/2010/0610/Pages/0610fox.aspx http://www.volunteering-wales.net/can-i-make-a-difference/ http://www.worldvolunteerweb.org/resources/how-to-guides/volunteer/doc/volunteering-explained.html 5 Tips for Managers http://www.alpenacc.edu/services/volunteer/quotes.htm http://bloomington.in.gov/volunteer/ Treat volunteers as you would paid staff. Recognize volunteers every time they do something great. The volunteers of today are professionals and want to be treated
as such. People don’t want to stuff envelopes anymore.” Improve flow of communication and increase positive interactions between paid staff and unpaid staff. Share Knowledge 2008/2009
61.8 to 63.4 million citizens per year
26.8% of population
8 billion hours
$162 billion annually
Making a difference
Job placement & networking
Then Now Volunteering -
For What It's
Worth Why is it important? Impacts the health & well-being of communities world-wide.
Harvests positive psychological effects in the workplace & improves quality of life
Imagine a society where there was no volunteering at all?
Listen! Consult volunteers as often as regular employees