While there has been extensive research into the 'Baby Boomer' generation and changes in how today's volunteers wish to be contributing, there is little concrete information about how volunteer leaders within organizations can be catalysts for changes internally to successfully connect with these potential volunteers, and recruit, retain and engage them in meaningful roles. MAVA addressed this by:
- Holding two symposiums for leaders of volunteers to build the base of hands-on knowledge for engaging and retaining Boomers as volunteers.
- Turning the information from the symposiums and a review of the research into a curriculum for training of leaders of volunteers statewide.
MAVA has offered workshops at 10+ locations throughout Minnesota, reaching 500+ leaders of volunteers through training and an additional 3,000+ nonprofit leaders through electronic distribution of materials.
View highlights from the first two years of this initiative.