Recruiting & Training Volunteers

Today’s blog will be short as I’m finishing up my last touches on a workshop I’m teaching In Sacramento tomorrow where I’m training volunteer managers how to recruit and manage volunteers. I’m focusing a good chunk of the workshop on understanding GENERATION Y but I’ll also be teaching them how to recruit 21st Century volunteers and keep them once you’ve got em!’

This workshop is fun to prepare. It’s called THE NEW BREED, based off the book of the same title that my dad and I wrote together.

I love training. Nothing excites me more than equipping a group of people to go make a difference. It doesn’t get better than that.

My dad offers a ton of free resources and idea for managing and equipping today’s volunteer on his website:

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices, If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, and You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.
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One Response to Recruiting & Training Volunteers

  1. Trevor Dunham says:

    So the somewhat ironic and irritating side issue to this is the media’s (and organizations such as planned parenthood) tendency to work towards no longer using the term STD.

    Have you seen this? It is a movement toward calling a disease, instead, an infection. That’s right STI’s are becoming a bit of a buzz phrase in certain circles. Why?

    If we think through the idea of the difference between a “disease” and an “infection” in how we would generally define them we see that a disease is something you “get” or something you may actually have to take responsibility for. Whereas an “infection” is something that you “catch”…like a cold. When someone catches a cold we feel sorry for them because there wasn’t, necessarily, anything they could have done to prevent it. It’s not your fault, these things just happen. So an “STI” is nothing to be ashamed of. There was nothing you could have done to stop it.

    Is this what we are telling promicous teens and twenty somethings? Not directly. But certainly indirectly…and I suppose we could find examples of pretty direct times as well. It is scary and sad…and I have two daughters. Yikes.

    P.S. Am I ever glad God is in control!!