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Basics of Volunteer Administration

Monday, March 4, 2013  
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

This full-day training will consist of the following two sessions:

Volunteer Management from Start to Success – Whether you are brand new or a seasoned Volunteer Administrator, this training will take you from beginning to success. Learn how to plan, develop, recruit, interview, place, train, retain and supervise your valuable volunteers. Make your Volunteer Program the success it deserves to be.

Handbook Creation – Learn to help your volunteers and yourself by providing an informational volunteer handbook. Retain your volunteers and assist them in achieving success for your valuable volunteer program. This workshop on Handbook Creation will help you create, organize and provide this needed tool to continue your success and theirs.

The presenters include Randy Detweiler and Sylvia Lynn, who are both consultants and members of Volunteer Administrators of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Randy Detweiler has worked with the seniors of Allegheny County for 20 years: Four years for the Department of Aging, two years as Provider Relations Specialist for Senior Services at Jefferson Hospital and the last 13 years with the PALS (People Able to Lend Support) Volunteer Program for Highmark Senior Markets. He has been instrumental in growing the PALS program which provides free in-home services for Medicare members using volunteers to 29 Pennsylvania counties and 10 West Virginia counties. In addition to in-home services, he has implemented many clubs over the last 10 years to help keep seniors healthy. He has provided trainings for PALS for 13 years and offered volunteer trainings to volunteer administrators for the last 6 years.

Sylvia Lynn holds a Masters Degree in Education from Northern Illinois University and a BA in Home Economics Education from North Dakota State University. She was a Volunteer Coordinator for a not for profit serving senior citizens for five years prior to retiring. As a teacher, she taught pre-school through college-age students, finding the challenges and the excitement for learning enjoyable. In retirement, she and her husband have had many volunteer experiences which keep them busy and engaged.

The fee to attend this program is $30 per person, which includes a light continental breakfast. Registration is required by calling the Foundation Center at 412-622-6277.

Presented by: Sylvia Lynn & Randy Detweiler
Event fee: $30
Light continental breakfast
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Foundation Center
(412) 622-6277