Volunteers can be the catalyst to ensuring that community needs are met, yet many nonprofits lack the resources to adequately prepare for volunteer involvement. As a result, volunteers are often underutilized and can become discouraged by poorly managed opportunities. Use your professional skills to empower a nonprofit to fully harness the time and talent of much needed volunteers, by creating the nuts and bolts of an effective volunteer program.
The Volunteer Management Corps program connects professionals with experience in the areas of volunteer management, human resources, fund development, general nonprofit leadership and/or project management, to organizations needing to strengthen the ways in which they engage volunteers. VMC consultants work in teams of two and are matched with a local nonprofit to assess and address key issues within the organization’s volunteer program.
Consultants will contribute a total of 25 hours each over the course of 10 weeks (June – September). Some weekday availability is required, though much of the work will be completed remotely.