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Building the Foundation of a Volunteer Program

A volunteer program is a valuable resource that supports community organizations in the achievement of their mission. However, the challenges of a volunteer program can often outshine its benefits without the correct framework and resources in place. In this three-hour interactive workshop, you will learn how to build a strong program foundation to successfully engage volunteers.

 Export to Your Calendar 1/25/2018
When: Thursday, January 25th
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Map this event »
The Regas Building
318 N. Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee  37917
United States
Presenter: Melanie Vincent
Contact: Chloe Perry

Online registration is available until: 1/25/2018
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Member: $75.00
Non-Member: $225.00
Student Member: $25.00


Learning Objectives Include:

  • Recognize the importance of a volunteer program purpose statement
  • Determine criteria for appropriate volunteer roles and their position descriptions
  • Identify the basic tenants of risk management
  • Define resources needed to manage an effective volunteer program

ABN Nonprofit Human Resources Certificate:

This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Nonprofit Human Resources Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Chloe Perry at


CFRE Credits:

Full participation in Building the Foundation of a Volunteer Program is applicable for 3 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fund Raising Executive credential visit




Melanie Vincent, Knox County Director for Volunteer East Tennessee, helps manage our region's HandsOn Network volunteer center. She works with nonprofit organizations to manage and effectively recruit volunteers throughout East Tennessee. Over the last two years she has developed the Partner Program, which provides volunteer managers with tools necessary to successfully engage volunteers. She also developed the East Tennessee Volunteer Management Association, the region's first professional association for volunteer managers to share best practices, resources and encourage development both personally and professionally. 

Melanie is a graduate of The University of Findlay and Bowling Green State University where she earned her Master's degree in College Student Personnel. She enjoys participating in young professional initiatives and spending time with her friends and dog. 

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