Volunteer Leadership Virtual Convening:

Volunteer Engagement for Changing Communities




Opening Session
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 9 am – 10 am
Receive a State of Florida welcome from First Lady Casey DeSantis, Volunteer Florida CEO Clay Ingram and Volunteer Florida Commission Chair Kerry Anne Schultz-Battle.


Volunteer Engagement Roundtable
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 9 am – 10 am
Hear from a panel of insightful individuals representing Duke Energy Foundation, Merit and The Center for Leadership & Social Change at Florida State University. Panelists will discuss their work and experiences in the volunteerism field.


Keynote Session
Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 11:15 am – 12 pm 
Join us for a compelling message, “The Power of People: Catalyzing a Civic Culture,” from CEO and President of Points of Light, Natalye Paquin. Q&A to follow!


Volunteer engagement leaders are skillful in adapting to new circumstances. This year however, micro and macro changes in our communities, like the coronavirus pandemic, have created the need for more innovation as well as the reevaluation of current programs. Meeting evolving needs across our state means that leaders must continue to mobilize Floridians to serve.

Volunteer Florida’s Volunteer Leadership Virtual Convening will provide volunteer engagement leaders with tools to navigate the changing landscape and grow effective, creative volunteer programs.


TRACK 1: Rethinking Volunteer Engagement Strategies

Principles of Great Pro Bono Projects in Organizations

Fundamentals of Volunteer Risk Management

Mental Health Awareness and Support in Volunteer Programs

Virtual Volunteerism Immersion Training

Volunteer Participation and Emergency Management Roles

Understanding the Value of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in Volunteerism


TRACK 2: Establishing Volunteer Engagement Foundations

Using Skills Based Volunteers – The Basics

High Impact Interventions & The Civic Engagement Continuum

Recruiting and Keeping the Best Volunteers – Marketing Secrets That We Can All Use

Attracting and Engaging Volunteer Passion from the Outset

Preparing Volunteers: Orientation and Training

How to Inspire, Fire, or Move Challenging Volunteers

Recognition and Volunteer Development

Measuring Outcomes and Evaluating the Process

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