Volunteer management

Volunteers fundamentally increase our ability to achieve our objectives and advance the social mission of our organizations. Engaging volunteers effectively not only help an organization serve more people in the community but also change the core economics of an organization. With volunteers, organizations can quickly scale programs and services in a cost effective way.

VolunteerYourTime.org is a our online database of volunteer opportunities in Dane County. At no cost to agencies or volunteers, Agencies are invited to share their current volunteer opportunities with potential volunteers across Dane County. You can post one time events, ongoing volunteer positions, and board or committee positions to recruit volunteers for your agency. For more information on how to get your agency’s  volunteer opportunities to be listed VolunteerYourTime.org, please click here.

For more information about VolunteerYourTime.org, please contact Sam Rosenbloom.

We also offer the following trainings to share the best practices in managing a volunteer program and engaging volunteers.

Volunteer Management Training Series (VMTS) is a six part series that provides in-depth training on basic elements of effective volunteer management/ engagement.

This series is for anyone who has responsibility for supervising and supporting volunteers and is looking to increase the effectiveness of their volunteer engagement practices.

VMTS is modeled on national best practices with curriculum created by the Points of Light Foundation and is presented by the United Way of Dane County and Dane County Administrators and Volunteer Services (DCAVS). Participants can choose to attend the entire series or they can select individual sessions.

Volunteer Management Training series 2019
Check back for the 2019 dates.

Breakfast with Champions is a highly interactive series is designed to support experienced volunteer program administrators to take their volunteer engagement strategy to the next level. Participants learn from expert facilitators as well as from each other. Participants leave each session with tangible ideas to take back to their organizations.

Next session : Check back in fall for our 2018 – 2019 schedule

For more information about Volunteer Management Training Series (VMTS) or Breakfast with Champions, please contact volctr@uwdc.org.