Building and Maintaining a Volunteer Program for Animal Rescues
Presenters: Hilary Anne Hager, Director, National Volunteer Center, The Humane Society of the United States
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Description: Volunteers often make up the vast majority of a rescue group’s workforce. Recruiting, motivating, and keeping great volunteers is critical to a rescue organization's mission and survival. In this webinar, participants will learn about the “crisis chaos spiral” caused by a lack of volunteer program structure, different volunteer program models and how to determine which works best for an organization. Participants will also learn how to build a strong volunteer management infrastructure, write effective and useful job descriptions, and find and keep the right people for their organization.
About the Presenter: This webinar will be given by Hilary Anne Hager, who has served since 2011 as the director of the National Volunteer Center at The HSUS. She has spent the last thirteen years managing volunteers in animal welfare environments. In addition to managing volunteers in shelters, Hilary has been a volunteer herself in the Peace Corps in Mongolia and a wildlife rehabilitation center in Washington State. She currently serves as Vice-president of the Washington State Federation of Animal Care and Control Agencies and has been a board member for a chimpanzee sanctuary and a “friends of” non-profit group supporting the work of a municipally-operated shelter. Hilary completed her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds a master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University.