"Volunteers are key to most stewardship programs. During this webcast we’ll look at: How does the organization develop and maintain their volunteer program? We’ll be discussing how to run a stellar volunteer program for your organization, your impact, and your volunteers; how to evaluate and communicate what your volunteer program has to offer in order to recruit the best volunteers for the job; and how to match the best volunteer opportunity for your volunteers."
Jason has been a professional Volunteer Manager for thepast 13 years. He has worked for the City of Ann Arbor’s Natural Area Preservation, the Washtenaw County Water Resource Commissioners’ Office, and the Washtenaw County Road Commission. 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. Since 2011, Jason has been the Volunteer and Stewardship Coordinator at the Huron River Watershed Council. Jason holds a CVA, an international accreditation for Volunteer Managers.
Tina Stephens, City of Ann Arbor Natural Area PreservationVolunteer and Outreach Coordinator:
Each and every day Tina is touched to see how much their volunteers give to protect and restore Ann Arbor’s natural areas and care for their neighborhood parks! Tina joined NAP in 2008 and enjoyed three years as the Adopt-A-Park coordinator. In 2012 she was honored to be hired as the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator for NAP and Adopt-A-Park. After growing up in southeast Michigan, Tina attended Ferris State University and studied Recreation Management with an emphasis in Outdoor and Environmental. Working at NAP Tina gets to express her love for Michigan, and use her talents and training to inspire in others a love of nature through volunteer efforts!
Our moderator will be Lisa Brush, Executive Director of The 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."