The New Breed: Understanding & Equipping the 21st Century Volunteer

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-11-05
  • Publisher: Group Pub Inc
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More than ever, today's volunteers work online, need flexible hours, and want to play a role in defining their jobs. They also want to feel a sense of responsibility for your organization's overall mission. Harness this passion and potential-with results that uplift your goals and enable your volunteers. Discover how to: frame your recruitment message for today's volunteers, understand how the different generations are motivated, empower volunteers to "own" their projects, create a climate of teamwork across generational boundaries, involve "virtual" volunteers from around the country, engage the passion of your volunteers. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

The Common Predicament: Where It All Beginsp. 11
The Volunteer Recruiterp. 15
Who Is the New Breed of Volunteer?: A Profile of the 21st-Century Volunteerp. 17
Recruiting the New Breed of Volunteers: The "Courting" Relationshipp. 25
Finding the New Breed of Volunteers (and Not Scaring Them Away): The Seven Deadly Sins of Recruiting Volunteersp. 33
Tapping Into Two New Breeds of Volunteers: Retiring "Boomers" and "Generation @"p. 49
The Volunteer Managerp. 65
Motivating the New Breed of Volunteers: Retain Volunteers by Motivating Themp. 67
Empowering Volunteers to Do It Their Way: Move From Delegation to Empowermentp. 81
Managing the Virtual Volunteer: Virtual Volunteers and Using Technologyp. 91
Managing or Canning High-Maintenance Volunteers: Performance Coaching the Volunteer From Hellp. 103
The Volunteer Leaderp. 115
Leading the Successful Volunteer Organization: Mobilize the Collective Power of Volunteersp. 117
A Leadership Case Study: A Fable of How to Do It Rightp. 129
Resourcesp. 141
Sample Position Charterp. 143
Sample Youth Ministry "Volunteer Expectations"p. 146
Sample Project Charterp. 148
Sample Youth Ministry Volunteer Applicationp. 151
Interview Guide for Hiring a Paid "Volunteer Manager" Using Behavior-Based Interview Questionsp. 154
Sample Youth Ministry Reference Confidential Recommendation Formp. 155
Sample Questionnaire for Virtual Volunteersp. 157
Sample Board "Code of Conduct"p. 159
Strategic Planning Retreat-Agenda of Questionsp. 160
SWOT Analysis Formp. 163
Icebreakers and Openersp. 164
Team-Building Activitiesp. 168
Sample Training Exercise-A Case Study: Symptoms of Staff Resistancep. 170
Notesp. 173
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