Education can make the difference between a one-time service project and lasting community change.
That’s why the Volunteer Center of South Jersey offers a full roster of educational workshops, seminars and classes.
Nonprofit Board Training
Get On Board and become a change agent for your community.
The course is designed for individuals seeking board service or currently serving on a board. The content delivers best practice training on relevant board topics to prepare participants to be active and effective members of a nonprofit board.
Participants will learn how to advocate for and support their cause and be well prepared to take on a committee or Board role, or to better meet the expectations of their current role.
The five-part series, runs four 2-hour sessions covering the following topics: board roles, responsibilities and boundaries, governance, fiduciary, fundraising & public relations. Session five is an off-site Meet & Greet with qualifying area nonprofit organizations, who are looking for board members.
Volunteer Management Training Series
Organizations looking to invest in professional development opportunities for staff and volunteers. The course is designed to deliver best practices training for individuals who are new to or currently manage or coordinate volunteers for nonprofits, schools, government sector, faith-based or service organization.
It is a six-part in class series, running 3 hours each covering the following topics:
- Understanding Volunteering: Exploring the Heart of the Volunteer Sector
- Planning for Volunteer Engagement: Building a Solid Foundation
- Recruiting and Placing Volunteers: Matching Volunteer Skills and Service Needs
- Orientation and Training: Achieving Service Excellence
- Supervision: Maximizing the Volunteer Experience
- Evaluation: Improving Results Using Data and Feedback.
Volunteers, Find Your Passion!
Through our online portal, Connect & Serve, we connect volunteers in search of quality service opportunities that match their passions, skills, needs and availability.
We work to build relationships with South Jersey volunteers, and keep them volunteering by helping them find the right fit. We also offer Volunteering 101 workshops for first-time and seasoned volunteers of all ages. These events give us the perfect opportunity to get feedback about their experiences, as well as, share important information about the rights of a volunteer and how they can best manage the time they donate.
These workshops run September through May.