Recruiting and working with volunteers can be as easy as 1-2-3... as long as your volunteer program is looking for problems and resolving them. A series of volunteer engagement best management practices will be highlighted as we learn a framework for creating and improving volunteer programming. The main focus of this of this session will be on recruitment, but will also touch on other aspects of volunteer management. Time will be allocated for you to work on your own volunteer recruitment and retention needs, while learning from others.
Join Jason Frenzel of the Huron River Watershed Council, Lisa Brush of The Stewardship Network, and Malin Clyde of University of New Hampshire Extension to learn more about this important topic in the next Stewardship Network webcast!
Jason Frenzel - Jason Frenzel has been a professional Volunteer Manager for the past 11 years. While working for the City of Ann Arbor's Natural Area Preservation, Jason created and oversaw a sevenfold increase in volunteers and the creation of a dozen new volunteer positions and programs, while raising the awareness of volunteerism throughout the 1000 person organization, including council resolutions on volunteerism, diversity inclusion in their volunteer base, and structuring volunteer positions in organizational decision making and management. As a volunteer, Jason takes a leadership role in professional Volunteer Management organizations, works to increase collaborations between organizations and volunteers in the ecological arena, and facilitates local citizen-based initiatives. For the past year and a half Jason has been the Stewardship Coordinator and Volunteer Manager at Huron River Watershed Council, where he has been working to improve organizational readiness for volunteers through systematic, iterative, inclusive, cooperative processes. Jason has his CVA, an international accreditation for Volunteer Managers.
Lisa Brush - Executive Director, Stewardship Network. Lisa has worked in the environmental field in Michigan for the last fifteen years. She is currently the Executive Director of the Stewardship Network and has been involved with the Network since its inception more than 10 years ago. She has a wealth of experience helping non-scientific people understand scientific issues. For over nine years, as she has built and coordinated the Stewardship Network, she has emphasized effective and meaningful stakeholder involvement in developing and implementing all aspects of this program. She has a M.S. in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan and a B.A. (Science in Society) from Wesleyan University.