February Member Meeting

  • 24 Feb 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Atlanta Community Food Bank


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Creating Compelling Volunteer Position Descriptions

Volunteer Managers who successfully utilize today's volunteers understand the changing trends and dynamics impacting prospective volunteers. They also challenge their organizations to adapt their volunteer opportunities to meet the needs and offerings of these volunteers.

 Developing meaningful work for volunteers and writing position descriptions are critical components of volunteer management.  Prospective volunteers have thousands of ways they can spend their time so your opportunities need to be compelling and thoughtful.

 This workshop will help you understand the significance of volunteer position design and provide participants with tools and methods to enhance their efforts in identifying and designing creative and effective roles for volunteers.

Kristie Sharp, CVA

Kristie Sharp is the Volunteer and Special Programs Manager at the Atlanta Regional Commission, Area Agency on Aging.  In this capacity Kristie directs ARC’s RSVP and VISTA projects; is responsible for the management and expansion of ARC’s volunteer program; and works on various special programs and initiatives within the Aging Services division. 

Kristie has more than 15 years of experience developing, implementing and evaluating volunteer driven programs to build organizational, individual and community capacity in a diverse array of settings and populations.

Her expertise lies in helping organizations identify opportunities for meaningful volunteer engagement; developing volunteer management infrastructure, policies and procedures; helping organization’s increase capacity through development and implementation of volunteer programs; implementing peer-to-peer outreach models; and utilizing skill-based volunteers and self-directed teams to further organizational objectives.

Kristie is the Past President of both the Georgia Association for Volunteer Administration, Inc. (GAVA) and the Metro Atlanta COVA.  She is a graduate of Georgia Tech. 
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