VITA Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Training


As you prepare for the tax season, the Get It Back Campaign will present a training series on how VITA sites can effectively recruit and retain tax prep volunteers. To learn more about volunteer recruitment, see our volunteer resources.

Part I: Valuing Volunteers

Wed, Oct 12, 2016 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

To effectively recruit and retain volunteers, it’s important to understand what motivates people to devote their time and energy to your cause. Patrice Beverly, Director of Volunteer Maryland, will explain how to craft your recruitment message to attract committed volunteers and how to create a supportive environment that encourages volunteers to stay year after year. The webinar will include a real-time revamp of a recruitment message.

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Part II: What Really Works

Wed, Oct 19, 2016 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Ever wonder how other free tax programs enlist volunteers? Hear VITA partners share what recruitment strategies have worked for them, where they have recruited volunteers, and how they manage volunteer relations.

• Keely Andrews, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. – Cleveland, OH
• Lauren Schwanz, Uintah Basin Association – Roosevelt, UT
• Sharon Baldwin, Baltimore CASH Campaign – Baltimore, MD

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If you cannot join the live trainings, register anyway to get the recording.

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