Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 9 a.m. – Noon
Hosted by North Park University, Chicago, IL
Half-Day Workshop: $80
Registration is closed. Thank you for your interest.
About this Session: Volunteers are like the essential batteries that power an organization’s work, but like every battery, volunteers get drained down and must be recharged. Many volunteers confess to experiencing burnout, ultimately draining a volunteer program of its energy and effectiveness. This workshop will explore how you can maintain the spark that keeps volunteers energized and excited to serve your organization. By covering various aspects such as strategy, processes and volunteer care, this session will help you identify the factors that lead to burnout, and will provide solutions for recharging the batteries of your volunteer program.
Who Should Attend: Volunteer Managers, Program Staff, Fundraising Staff
About the Presenter: Tony Escobar has over 10 years of experience working with, managing, and directing volunteer programs. He has led volunteers in a variety of contexts that include non-profit, government, corporate, college, community, and faith based. He currently works for Volunteers of America of Illinois as Program Manager for Hope Manor Apartments. Tony is also an avid volunteer himself, serving on a the youth advisory committee for a local after school youth program, preparing and serving meals at a local homeless shelter, and leading a community development ministry for his church. He and his wife have two children and they live in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago.