The world of volunteers has changed. But have you changed, too?
Across the country, volunteer ranks continue to grow, but people are volunteering differently. They're working online, seeking flexible schedules, and pursuing a role in defining how projects should be completed. They want to feel a sense of responsibility for your organization's overall mission.
Put simply, these volunteers don't want to simply make a contribution; they want to make a difference!
Jonathan McKee and Thomas McKee have tapped into their decades of experience with the simple goal of helping you recruit, manage, and lead the new breed of volunteers. They'll guide you to a clearer understanding of what today's volunteers look like, how they want to get involved, and how you can most effectively attract, train, and unleash them within your organization.
You'll also discover a bounty of helpful resources to assist you, including job descriptions, applications, and interview questions; activities, icebreakers, and team-builders for volunteer meetings; community-building activities; and tips for board retreats and planning sessions.
The 21st century calls for a new system and for a greatly expanded definition of what it means to be a volunteer. If you can harness this passion and potential, you'll experience results that will reward both your organization and your volunteers.
Jonathan McKee, president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of numerous books including Candid Confessions of an Imperfect Parent, and youth ministry books like Connect: Real Relationships in a World of Isolation, and the award winning book Do They Run When They See You Coming? Jonathan speaks and trains at conferences, churches and events across North America, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, TheSource4YM.com and TheSource4Parents.com.
Thomas McKee is the president and owner of Volunteer Power, a leadership development firm specializing in volunteerism. He has over 45 years of experience in volunteer leadership and has trained over 100,000 leaders on how to manage the chaos of change in an organization. His books include They Don't Play My Music Anymore—How to plan your future when the world keeps changing. Tom is a keynote speaker at conferences and events round the world and provides training resources for directors of volunteers on his website: volunteerpower.com.