Course Summary:

For many churches, volunteers are the heart of their service ministry. In addition to conveying the value and importance of this ministry, the volunteer manager provides leadership to inspire, train, and retain volunteers. This 30-minute course will guide you through many of the qualities, roles, and responsibilities essential to successful volunteer leadership and management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define management skills to guide you in leading a flourishing church volunteer program
  • Invite and welcome capable, dependable ministry partners and leaders
  • Clearly communicate volunteer opportunities using a well-defined, accessible volunteer program
  • Energize and retain qualified, enthusiastic stewards
  • Create inclusive volunteer opportunities in which there is a place for all congregants
  • Establish processes and training procedures for all aspects of the volunteer program
  • Maintain all aspects of the volunteer program with an organized, efficient data management system

Key Topics Include:

  • What is Effective Volunteer Management?
  • Leadership Obstacles and Struggles
  • Definition of a Good Steward
  • Obstacles to Growing Your Volunteer Base
  • Communicating With Volunteers
  • Managing Your Data
  • Abuse Prevention, Appropriate Screening, and Background Checks
  • Volunteer Job Descriptions: Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How
  • Training Opportunities
  • Retaining Volunteers
  • Delegating Responsibilities
  • Building New Leaders
  • Ministry Evaluation Tools and Accountability
  • Conflict Management and Resolution
  • Terminating a Volunteer
  • Gratitude and Recognition