Family Volunteer Day and Youth Engagement!

Posted on November 6, 2012. Filed under: Good Ideas Stick, Tips for HandsOn Partners |

Check out this great resource guide co-wrote by HandsOn Willamette!Following a one-year pilot with five HandsOn Network Action Centers, the Ready-Set-Go! Resource Guide was created to share ideas, best practices, and strategies on building your organization’s capacity to engage youth and family volunteers. The Resource Guide combines the expertise of more than 20 volunteer managers and is geared to support HandsOn Network Action Centers and their local organizational partners in increasing the number of direct service opportunities for youth and families via effective marketing, recruitment, project planning and volunteer management.

The Resource Guide is divided into the following sections (each can be viewed individually):
1.     Spotlight on Research: How Young People Become Engaged Citizens
2.      Ask the Expert: Advice from Teens for Adults
3.     Effective Community Partnerships:   Working Effectively with Partners from Beginning to End
4.      What Youth Can Do: Integrating Youth Volunteers into Existing Roles and Developing New Projects and Programming
5.      Increasing Staff Capacity: Preparing Staff and Engaging Volunteer Leaders
6.      Risk Management: Being Proactive to Protect Your Volunteers and Your Organization
7.      Getting the Word Out: Marketing and Recruiting to Youth and Family Volunteers
8.      Celebrating Volunteer’s Success: Reflection as a Strategy
!9.      Additional Resources: How Young People Become Engaged Citizens

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