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Volunteer Support Program

Offering free trainings to help organizations learn how to recruit, manage, and retain their volunteers.

About

The Volunteer Support Program is a free training series for organizations that rely on volunteers to support their missions. The goal is to help these groups develop the skills to successfully recruit, engage, and manage volunteers.

Our trainings are open to attendees across a variety of positions and experience levels, including organizational leads, volunteer coordinators, community organizers, and others.

Trainings for individuals and groups

Individuals can register for a training online. The trainings are fully virtual, and a different one is offered every other month.

Groups can request a specific training by contacting us at volunteer@phila.gov. You can also learn about posting a volunteer opportunity on the Mayor's Volunteer Corps portal.

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Address
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Room 1610
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email volunteer@phila.gov
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Training topics

The Volunteer Support Program offers trainings in the following subject areas:

  • Targeting and recruiting volunteers
  • Engaging and managing volunteers
  • Volunteer retention
  • Centering accessibility and inclusion in volunteer programs
  • Volunteer data collection
  • Virtual volunteerism

In the months when a training isn't offered, we host networking sessions where you can connect with others who are doing similar work.

Ready to attend a training?

You can view list of upcoming sessions and register to attend online.

Events

  • Mar
    21
    Volunteer Retention
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Virtual - Zoom

    Volunteer Retention

    March 21, 2024
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour
    Virtual - Zoom
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    This training will highlight best practices to center volunteer retention, from the start when planning through follow up.

    RSVP at https://bit.ly/VSPtrainings
  • Apr
    18
    Volunteer Support Learning Series Networking Hour
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Virtual - Zoom

    Volunteer Support Learning Series Networking Hour

    April 18, 2024
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour
    Virtual - Zoom
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    This networking hour is for people who work to engage, recruit, and manage volunteers.  We will open space to discuss challenges, seek insight, offer feedback, and get to know others doing similar work to support volunteers.

    Register online at https://bit.ly/VSPtrainings
  • May
    16
    Volunteer Support Learning Series: Telling your Story through data
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Virtual - Zoom

    Volunteer Support Learning Series: Telling your Story through data

    May 16, 2024
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour
    Virtual - Zoom
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    Join us at our monthly Volunteer Support Learning Series.

    In this training, we'll discuss how we use quantitative and qualitative data to tell a story about the work we do.

    RSVP at https://bit.ly/VSPtrainings

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