"From Good to Great: Transforming Your Volunteer Program" encompasses all that a volunteer manager needs to know in order to strengthen their volunteer program. Participants will learn volunteer recruitment and retention strategies, the value of data management, and how to effectively engage organizations seeking to build a corporate social responsibility program. This workshop encourages participant interaction and offers opportunities to network and problem solve with fellow participants. Appropriate for beginner to advanced volunteer managers.
Participants will understand the value of data management and how it tells a story of volunteer impact and program success.
Participants will take away how to confidently engage organizations based on corporate social responsibility trends
Participants will learn techniques to recruit for diversity in order to meet the identified needs of their volunteer program.
Networking starts at 9:30 am and the workshop will start at 10 am!
Our Presenters: Theresa Brown, Director of Volunteer Solutions, began her career with Fairfax County Government in 1997. She has worked as an Outreach Worker with the Juvenile Courts and as a Social Services Specialist with the Department of Family Services. In 2011, Theresa came to work for the Adult and Aging Division’s Volunteer Solutions unit as a Volunteer Recruiter and soon transitioned to become the Partnership Development Manager where she specialized in building and maintaining internal and external partnerships.
Theresa has served on multiple boards both personally and professionally, to include the Northern Virginia Association of Volunteer Administrators. She is the current chair of the Fairfax County Department of Family Services Volunteer and Partnership Network. Theresa earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, a Masters of Public Administration, and is a graduate of the Department of Family Services Leadership Academy and the Data Analytics Fellowship Academy. Theresa has presented to non-profits, corporate agencies, and government agencies on the topics of Building and Maintaining Partnerships, Team Building for Volunteer Groups, and How to Transform your Volunteer Program.
Alexandra Stewart, Relations Coordinator for Volunteer and Partner Services, began her career with Fairfax County Government in 2009 as an eligibility worker in the Self-Sufficiency Division. Now in the Children, Youth, and Families Division, Alexandra serves the Fairfax County community by connecting volunteers and partners with opportunities to serve families on caseloads within the Foster Care & Adoption, Family Engagement, Prevention, CPS, and Kinship programs. Specializing in research and program development, Alexandra designed and supported the creation of the Fairfax County Department of Family Services’ first tutoring program, known as The Study Buddy Program, and matches volunteer tutors with students needing academic support services.
Alexandra holds a BS in Psychology from Old Dominion University, an MA in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University, and will graduate with her MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2020. In the future, she hopes to lay the foundation for the development of a volunteer program framework structured within the standards and guidelines of the field of social work and focused on a holistic, client-focused approach.