In an effort to increase volunteering efforts with youth and other communities, the organization Volunteerism United, has developed an innovative program that combines volunteer service with team and community engagement. The team and community engagement component of Volunteerism United is a four part process that encourages volunteers to bring their expertise and experience to communities in need of help. Through these four activities, volunteers will be able to not only gain new skills and experience, but they will also have the opportunity to benefit from the experiences and contributions of other team members. This way, non-profits gain the benefit of bringing in experienced professionals who are dedicated to serving their communities while engaging in meaningful volunteer work. The team and volunteer engagement concept was born out of the need of other non-profits to find creative ways in which they could leverage the strengths of existing volunteer groups and non-profit partners in order to benefit from their combined experience. Click here – Abiola Oke
How to Create Team and Volunteer Engagement for Non-Profit Organizations
One of the four core activities involved in Volunteerism United focuses on building strong relationships with donor communities. Teams and volunteers will be required to perform a series of tasks in order to build relationships with donors and other stakeholders. These activities include creating custom donor letters, preparing donor correspondence for correspondence, communicating with other board members, communicating with the board and managing communications. Because working relationships with other key decision makers is crucial to any successful organization, these core activities are a must. They also allows for greater opportunity for volunteer leaders to gain trust and credibility with other key decision makers and key stakeholders.
The fourth core activity focused on Volunteerism United is building relationships with each of the four key community partners. These four partners are critical in supporting any non-profit organization. These relationships are essential functions of strategic planning and serve as the glue that holds volunteer engagement efforts together. In this core activity, volunteers are given the opportunity to work closely and effectively with one or more of these four key community partners. By working together with these four organizations, volunteers are able to leverage the skills and experience of other volunteer groups while building meaningful relationships with the key stakeholders.