August AL!VE Academy August 13, 1 PM E: Busting Myths and Believing Benefits: Strategies to Help Staff Want to Work with Volunteers
August 13, 1 PM Eastern Busting Myths and Believing Benefits: Strategies to Help Staff Want to Work with Volunteers
Presemted by Lisl Hacker, Director of Training and Technical Assistance at the Massachusetts Service Alliance
Utilizing volunteers to increase the capacity and impact of your organization definitely sounds like an appealing thing to do; however, putting this into practice is sometimes met with unexpected resistance and hesitation especially by those that could benefit most from volunteers - organization staff. Successfully integrating volunteers into an organization requires the support and buy-in of everyone at the organization and not just the Volunteer Coordinator or Manager.
This webinar will cover:
Deconstructing the myths around the use of volunteers
Evidence-based benefits that using volunteers can provide to an organization and its staff
Specific strategies that can be used to create staff buy-in
Defining the steps of successful delegation
Presented by Lisl Hacker, Director of Training and Technical Assistance
Massachusetts Service Alliance
Lisl Hacker has been working in the service and volunteerism field for the last 10 years. She joined the Massachusetts Service Alliance, the State Commission for Service and Volunteerism, in the fall of 2014, first as a consultant and then officially came on staff as the Director of Training and Technical Assistance where she oversees multiple grants from the Corporation of National and Community Service, the Points of Light Service Enterprise initiative, the planning of a bi-annual state conference on service and volunteerism and many other training opportunities. She often jokes that her resume reads like a “choose your own adventure book” in that she has had a lot of varied work experience ranging from teaching environmental education and coaching tennis to supporting those with mental illness in a residential facility and those with developmental disabilities in an employment program to most recently serving as a Senior AmeriCorps Portfolio Manager at YouthBuild USA. Lisl has a BA in German and Psychology from Bowdoin College and a MSW and EdM from Boston University. Although it has slowed down in recent years since becoming a parent (which is her true passion), she also has a passion for travelling and has visited almost 40 different countries.