Volunteers are often an invaluable asset for many of the day and resident camps that currently exist. Because reduced budgets have forced many camps to rethink their approach to labor, more and more organizations are looking to volunteers to fill their human resources vacancies. Volunteer Development 101: Promising Practices for Program Managers presents an overview of volunteer development, from recruitment and screening to retention and separation. The DVD details several promising practices for each part of the process.Among the topics covered: Volunteer recruitment Finding volunteers Volunteer recruitment strategies Volunteer position description Volunteer screening Volunteer orientation, training, and performance management Volunteer separation
Barry A. Garst, Ph.D., is the national Director of Program Development and Research Application with the American Camp Association. A former Assistant Professor of youth development at Virginia Tech, Barry's background includes fourteen years of administrative and programming experience as a municipal day camp manager, wilderness mental health counselor, resident camp and conference center director, and state camping specialist. His current work focuses on developing national educational partnerships, translating research into practice, and creating educational programs. Barry speaks regularly on the topics of measuring youth outcomes, quality assessment, leadership, program evaluation, injury and illness prevention in camps, and the importance of nature for healthy child development.See all Editorial Reviews
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