Looking for help attracting and keeping volunteers that will not only help you achieve your mission but will have a lasting impact on your organization? Join your fellow nonprofit representatives on Wednesday, May 30 for The Volunteer Center of N.E. Metro Chicago’s Volunteer Management Workshop and Luncheon.
The program will be held at The Winnetka Community House Garden Rooms from 12:30 -2:30. Learn techniques for recruiting and retaining volunteers for your organization. Gain tangible insights so you can provide a rewarding experience for those valuable volunteers who not only support you with extra hands but also provide valuable PR impact in the community.
Suggestions for developing effective volunteer positions, training and managing your volunteers and a discussion about the powerful positive outcomes of utilizing individuals with disabilities. Registration required by May 29: www.VolunteerCenterHelps.org.
This interactive discussion will be presented by Volunteer Center Executive Director Barbara Tubekis, Tricia Luzadder, Ventures Program Manager for Search, Inc., and Ann Healing, Director of Volunteer and Church Engagement for Breakthrough.
More on the presenters:
- Ann Healing, director of volunteer and church engagement at Breakthrough. Ann leads their volunteer program consisting of over 2000 volunteers a year. Breakthrough is a nonprofit that serves youth and families who live in East Garfield Park, as well as adults who are experiencing homelessness. She has over 15 years of experience leading, managing, and training staff and volunteers in the non-profit sector.
- Tricia Luzadder, ventures program manager, Search, Inc. Tricia oversees two social enterprises of Search, Inc, a long-standing service provider to adults with disabilities. No Boundaries, Train for Work/Train for Life, is a program designed to build essential skills for the 21st century for transitioning teens and adults with disabilities who are interested in employment. Jjslist.com is a disability awareness website under which the Hop on the Bus to Independence and Disability Awareness Trainings fall.
- Barbara Tubekis, executive director of The Volunteer Center (VC). Barb has been director since 1994 and in coordination with board and staff members of the VC, she has managed a full service volunteer program for over 15,000 individuals and service groups annually looking for meaningful opportunities with its growing list of nonprofit partners (currently 155+). Through its website, five annual Service Days, trainings and recognition of exceptional volunteers, the VC is a valuable resource that engages and inspires more volunteerism. Barb has lead workshops on volunteer management and served on the Serve Illinois Commission for eight years. The Commission administers the Americorps grants for Illinois.
Submitted by The Volunteer Center