Volunteer Screening, Orientation and Placement: Risk Management
Track: Leadership & Management

Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 2:45 to 4:00pm

Patrick Tefft, Volunteer Services Coordinator, City of Kirkland

Session Description:

Volunteer engagement professionals (the fancy term for those who supervise and support volunteers) must balance creating positive, rewarding and safe experiences for volunteers with managing risk and meeting the needs of the organization. Phew! That's a lot to juggle! This volunteer management primer will highlight best practices for recruitment, screening and training while also touching on risk management strategies and tips for navigating a union environment. Come prepared to share your experiences and develop strategies to improve your volunteer program!

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn best practices for recruitment, screening and training.
  • Participants will be able to identify and evaluate potential liabilities and learn key risk management principles.
  • Participants will participate in peer discussion/round tables to share policies and discuss opportunities for instituting change within their organizations.