Volunteer Relations

The recruitment, engagement, retention and appreciation of volunteers.

Volunteer Relations

Volunteer Relations

SoSA FL offers suggestions for how to recruit, manage, and appreciate volunteers.

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Volunteer Relations

Check ou these excellent suggestions for volunteer recruitment, management, and appreciation.

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Volunteer Relations

Community Food Share has increased volunteer participation in their programs. Read to find out how.

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Volunteer Outreach

Best practices on volunteer outreach in Fairfax County.

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Outreach and Recruitment

Volunteers are the name of the game.

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Volunteer Relations

SETP is a new organization with a growing volunteer base. Learn techniques to increase volunteer recruitment and retention.

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Volunteer Relations

Volunteering, including outreach, recruitment, engagement, retention and appreciation of volunteers at Elk Run Farm.

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Successful Volunteer Relations

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The WSU Clallam County gleaning program has three assets in terms of volunteer relations.

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Volunteer Outreach

Tips for volunteer outreach.

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Volunteer Relations

Recruiting volunteers for gleaning on the Olympic Peninsula is a test of persistence and creativity.

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Volunteer Relations at City Fruit

Community outreach and volunteer recruiting at City Fruit Seattle often go hand in hand.

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Volunteer Relations in Leavenworth

Volunteers are essential to the success of most all gleaning projects.

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Volunteer Relations in Colville

A number of approaches were utilized to develop volunteer outreach for the Harvest Against Hunger program such as individual recruitment, contacting existing philanthropic organizations, media outreach and food bank recruitment.

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Volunteer Relations in Moses Lake

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A seed giveaway kickoffs the season and introduces Plant a Row for the Hungry to new volunteers!

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Volunteer Outreach

Community Gardening - Big Draw!

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Celebrating Volunteers

Gleaning can be hard work and it can’t be done without dedicated volunteers and farm partners. The Pierce County Gleaning Project has made an end-of-the season celebration an annual tradition.

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Volunteer Relations

Being a new program, Community Harvest approached volunteer recruitment in several different ways including giving presentations, using Facebook, using existing community networks through host site, and tabling at events and farmers markets.

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Volunteer Outreach

Communication, training and appreciation

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Volunteer Outreach

New recruitment and high retention

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Volunteer Relations

What to expect when managing volunteers under a large organization like Hopelink

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Outreach, Recruitment, Retention & Appreciation

Okanogogan County helped build volunteer relations through a community garden and providing individualized attention to volunteers, who ranged in age from kindergarteners to senior citizens.

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Volunteer Recruitment and Outreach Strategies

Surrounded by some of the highest vegetable production per capita in the nation, volunteers are invaluable.

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Retaining Volunteers

Volunteer recruitment is a constant effort for gleaning operations. It is important to understand the needs of your volunteers, and the best ways to retain their efforts season after season.

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Keeping a Cannery Humming with Volunteers

The “Yes, we CAN!” cannery project is volunteer intensive. It takes 30-50 volunteers to keep the cannery humming over a 7 hour period of time. If it mobilizes the necessary volunteer force, the coalition has access to upwards of 50 days of canning per year. With an average daily production of 2500 pounds of produce and an ever dwindling supply of produce from other sources, the motivation to recruit cannery volunteers has been great.

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Engaging the Community

Unlike typical gleaning programs, PAR participants fill both gleaner and donor roles. As with gleaning from commercial operations, PAR has its own liability considerations, though much simplified.

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How We Faced Unique Volunteer Challenges

Working in a very diverse neighborhood of Seattle, the Seattle Community Farm faced a unique set of volunteer relations challenges.

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Volunteer Relations

How to train, coordinate and appreciate volunteers. Lastly, should volunteers be able to take food home?

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Volunteer Relations

Volunteers are critical to project function. Respect volunteers and understand strength, weaknesses and motivations

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Volunteer Outreach, Recruitment & Retention

Lettuce Link’s strategies to volunteer outreach, recruitment and retention.

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Volunteer Outreach and Retention

Volunteer outreach and retention have been the most challenging aspects of the PCGP. However, by employing the strategies discussed below, the PCGP has cultivated a dedicated volunteer base needed to expand its impact.

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