Running a Successful Volunteer Program
I attended the recent Annual Meeting of the Conference of California Historical Societies in Chatsworth, CA and was fortunate to see a presentation given by Alison Bruesehoff, the Executive Director of Rancho Los Cerritos in Long Beach, on running a successful volunteer program. I thought the presentation was great- she provided a concise description of what should be considered in creating and maintaining a volunteer program. Alison was kind enough to provide me a copy of her slides which I've attached here.
Volunteers are extremely important or even essential to the success of small museums and other non-profit organizations- developing a plan for recruiting them, training them, keeping them engaged, and recognizing them should be at or near the top of the list of priorities for all. Enjoy!