Volunteers – Recruit, Retain and then Rejoice!

Volunteers – Recruit, Retain and then Rejoice!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

11:30-1:30 PM

The Sequoia Restaurant, 643 Bee Street, Placerville

This luncheon is brought to you by AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) – El Dorado County Extension in partnership with Marshall Foundation for Community Health and The Nonprofit Partnership.

Volunteers – Recruit, Retain and then Rejoice

Learning from traditional volunteer involvement and recognizing the trends and future of volunteerism, attendees can discover creative and relevant opportunities to encapsulate different types of volunteers.

Learning outcomes include:

* Current trends in volunteerism

* Barriers to volunteer recruitment, placement and retention

* Tools to remove these barriers

* Three new types of volunteers to recruit

* New roles that volunteers can fill at your organizations

* Case studies of volunteer roles

Kelly Siefkin is the Communications & Development Director for Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS). Kelly joined SFBFS as the Volunteer Manager in 2007 and transitioned into communication and fund development in 2009. Kelly works to establish messaging for the organization through the media, the organization’s Web site, speaking engagements, donor relationships, client outreach, volunteer training and social media. In 2008, Kelly received the Volunteer Spirit Award for Volunteer Coordinator of the Year in Sacramento County. Kelly previously worked as the Program Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator for United Animal Nations, training and deploying volunteers to shelter animals in the aftermath of disasters for 4 years.

Prior to working at these two non-profit organizations, Kelly spent a year serving as a member of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. Service projects included tutoring children in Colorado, cutting trail in Southern California, assisting seniors on Indian reservations in Arizona and building homes in Idaho.

Kelly holds a bachelor’s degree from UC Davis in Human Development and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University.

Robin Simpson is the Volunteer Services Manager at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS). Robin is a UC Davis alumna with degrees in International Relations and Spanish. She has worked in social services since 2005 and began at SFBFS in 2008 overseeing the Clothing program. She became Volunteer Services Manager in 2009 and received her Certification in Volunteer Administration (CVA) in March 2013.  An active member of DOVIA Sacramento (Directors of Volunteers in Agencies), she has served on the board in various roles since 2009 and was Chair of the DOVIA board from July 2012-June 2014. She currently serves as Awards Chair, planning the annual DOVIA Awards event which recognizes Youth Volunteer of the Year and Volunteer Coordinator of the Year.

RSVP by July 23!

Registration payable in advance (Credit Card or Check)

530-642-9984 or

AFP Members $25           Non-members $35

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