How Can Your Organization Benefit From Volunteers?

Does your organization have trouble finding or retaining your volunteers? Does your organization recognize your volunteers? Does your organization have policies for volunteers that protect your organization from risk of using volunteers?

Volunteers provide critical services, for non-profit and faith-based organizations, as well as municipalities. Many organizations couldn’t function without volunteers.

Penn State Extension is offering a class for organizations that rely on volunteers to help carry out their mission. The class, ‘Tools for an Effective Volunteer Program’, will be conducted on October 25 from 1-4 pm at the Geisinger Community Center, 2266 Wilkes Barre Township Marketplace, Wilkes-Barre.

Fire companies, faith-based groups, neighborhood civic organizations, youth athletic associations, environmental advisory committees, and many human service organizations are challenged to find volunteers to help carry out their programs.

Tools for an Effective Volunteer Program helps managers of volunteer programs improve volunteer recruitment and orientation, identify and manage risks, and plan recognition of volunteer efforts appropriate to the organization and the volunteers themselves. Register for the workshop online at

http://extension.psu.edu/managing-volunteers

For more information, contact Peter Wulfhorst at 570-296-3400 or by email at ptw3@psu.edu