Nonprofit Learning Series – How to Find, Keep, and Manage Volunteers
Event date: October 15
1:00 - 2:30 pm
15 Benchmark Rd
Avon, CO 81620
3rd Floor Conference Room
Topic: How to Find, Keep, and Manage Volunteers
As a nonprofit organization many of us are continually searching for volunteers and trying to find ways to keep them actively engaged. Learn how some local nonprofits have been successful in recruiting, increasing engagement and improving volunteer retention rates. They have learned to create a positive experience for the volunteer and the nonprofit. Our panel discussion will help you answer your questions about volunteer management.
Brooke Carlsen has been the Program Manager in Eagle County for SOS Outreach since October 2018. She is originally from Denver and spent a lot of her childhood exploring Vail through skiing, camping, hiking and visiting family. She and her boyfriend moved to Eagle County in June 2016 and she is enjoying making deeper connections and building relationships in the beautiful Eagle Valley.
Jenika Doberstein is the Volunteer and Emergency Planning Manager for Roundup River Ranch where she develops and implements emergency plans including Incident Response and Camper Support Teams. She recruits, trains, and manages 1,200 volunteers per year. She is passionate and hardworking and strives to lead by example. Her passions and experience are in the outdoors, education, youth development, and emergency management fields.
Brenda Hawkins has been the volunteer coordinator for Pink Vail for 3 years and manages over 400 volunteer positions. She has lived in the Vail Valley for over 21 years and worked as a Respiratory Therapist at Vail Health for 19 years. She lives in Eagle with her husband Dave of 15 years and light of her life, daughter Stella who is 11 and black lab, Bella. They enjoy rafting and camping in the summer and skiing and snowboarding in the winter.
Jen Mason is the Executive Director of the Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame. For the prior 18 years, she was with the Vail Valley Foundation where she led efforts to coordinate the 2,000-plus volunteers for the 2015 Alpine Ski Championships. She has been on the Vail Town Council for the past four years. Jen moved to Vail after graduating from college, having been introduced to the community when her parents opened a coffee shop in the 1990’s.
Robin Thompson will serve as moderator for the panel discussion.
Seats are limited to 23, RSVP to Maren at 970.477.4001.
- Monthly learning opportunities for your entire nonprofit organization
- Special guest panel discussions with local funders, sponsors and nonprofit leaders
- Free attendance for nonprofit employees and board members.