March Workshop ???????? Volunteer Management Presented By: Michael Gburski and Dawn McLain, UNA Souther

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Contact:  Dawn McLain
                Owner, Write It Up! 
Address:  Utah Nonprofits Association
                  231 East 400 South, Suite 345
                  Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone:    (702) 860-2341
Email:    dawn@writeituponline.com
Web:  www.utahnonprofits.org
                                                           
March Workshop – Volunteer Management  
Presented By: Michael Gburski and Dawn McLain, UNA Southern Utah Committee Co-Chairs
UServe Utah's Free Certification and Training Course on Volunteer Management
 
St. George/Cedar City, UT – The Utah Nonprofits Association will present partner UServe Utah's training course on Volunteer Management for volunteer coordinators, directors, managers, and volunteers who assist in Southern Utah’s nonprofit sector on March 26 – 27, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday and 8:00 – 4:00 on Thursday at SUU’s Sherratt Library (351 W. Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720) 
This training, sponsored by The Utah Commission on Service & Volunteerism (UServe Utah) and UNA is available at no cost UNA & UServe Members, however pre-registration is required.  (Registration closes Monday, March 16 at 5 p.m.)
Upon completion of this certificate program, volunteer coordinators have the necessary skills to:

  1. Assess volunteer needs and match those needs with the strategic goals of the organization.
  2. Develop relevant, competency-based volunteer roles and opportunities that attract and retain high caliber volunteers to address critical social needs in their communities.

Course Modules Include:
• Volunteer Management and Organizational Assessment
• Creating a Position Description and Volunteer Application
• Volunteer Recruitment
• Interviewing Volunteers
• Orienting and Training Volunteers
• Placing and Supervising Volunteers
• Volunteer Motivation and Retention
• Volunteer Recognition
• Performance Reviews and Handling Performance Problems
• Risk Management in Volunteer Programs
• Volunteer Program Evaluation
*The schedule includes breaks and continental breakfast, salad bar lunch and snacks.
Space is limited, so please register early online at utahnonprofits.org, or by contacting Brooke Dimond at bdimond@utahnonprofits.org or 801-596-1800.
About UServe & the Volunteer Management Certification Program:
The Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism, better known as UServeUtah, is part of the office of the Lieutenant Governor and functions under the umbrella of the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts. Their purpose is to “enable individuals, communities and organizations in Utah to benefit from the service, power, skills, and passion of volunteers”. Their vision is to have “vibrant, productive communities with involved, responsible citizens” that will “strengthen Utah communities through the power of service and volunteerism”.
Following its mission, UServeUtah has been instrumental in helping Utah become the top state in the nation for volunteering for the past seven years. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service report, Utah supplies an average of 837,650 volunteers who dedicate more than 177 million hours of service annually, equivalent to $3.8 billion annually. Their goal is to “build upon their success and encourage even more Utahns to volunteer on a regular basis and work with organizations that need their particular skills and abilities”.

The Commission seeks to build and cultivate capacity in the volunteer and service community, recognize volunteer leaders, and inspire statewide volunteerism through collaboration and consensus. The Commission actively promotes volunteerism and functions as a clearinghouse, consultant, and training resource to volunteer centers throughout the state, including campus service, and engagement centers to expand public/private partnerships and volunteer mobilization capacity.

UServeUtah, through local volunteer connectors, offers Volunteer Management Training throughout the state. Volunteer connectors become certified Volunteer Management Trainers through the Volunteer Management Training Certification course offered through UServeUtah. When certified, these trainers then schedule and teach volunteer management courses to nonprofits in their communities.
About UNA
 
The Utah Nonprofits Association (UNA) is the umbrella membership association of nonprofit organizations in Utah. Incorporated in 1990, UNA was created by, and for, people who strive for a stronger, more professional nonprofit community in Utah. The current membership of UNA (statewide) includes over 650 nonprofit organizations and individual members.
 
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