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Virtual Volunteering

February 10, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Virtual volunteering is not new, in fact it has been successfully utilized by volunteer managers for over 30 years. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a renewed interest in this form of volunteer management. Many nonprofits are offering alternatives to volunteering in-person to support the needs of the individuals they serve and citizens (tired of being cut-off from society) who are looking for ways to support their local communities. Virtual volunteering, as well as DIY volunteer projects and remote opportunities, allows people of all ages to get involved from the comfort of their own homes.

Managing volunteers is no small task, but with a little effort on your part, you can develop a virtual volunteer program that is effective, engaging, and exceptionally fulfilling for everyone involved. In this session we will explore how to recruit, comprehensively manage, recognize, and retain volunteers offsite.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The benefits of utilizing virtual volunteers
  • How to develop virtual volunteer opportunities
  • How to manage your volunteers with less stress
  • How to transition back to on-site volunteers – or do you?

Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Instructional Method: Online via Zoom
Social Worker CEU Credits: 3 hours

Cost: $65 members / $115 non-members

Please note: Registration closes at 12 noon the day prior to the class. All registrations are subject for approval.





Mary Beth Harrington, CVA

For over 25 years, Mary Beth Harrington has been one of the Texas nonprofit sectors most passionate supporters.  Her career path is unique, as she has not focused on one particular sector.  Rather, she has worked with all nonprofits from Aids to Zoos and everything in between; usually providing training most notably as Director of Curriculum & Development at the San Antonio Area Foundation, Director of Agency Relations at the Volunteer Center of North Texas, and as Director of Community Outreach at the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations (TANO).

Harrington’s presentations are based on the knowledge she has gained working with hundreds of nonprofits as well as her own experiences as Executive Director at the Austin Public Library Foundation, Volunteer Coordinator at the Dallas Public Library, member of numerous nonprofit boards, and Director of Marketing at BloodCare (now Carter BloodCare) where her nonprofit career began.

A passionate expert for the nonprofit sector, Harrington averages over 20,000 miles a year crisscrossing the state articulating issues facing our nonprofit community; urging nonprofits to welcome new leadership, collaborate to be more effective, and develop their boards to be more sustainable.  A much sought after speaker, her presentations are characterized as energetic, thought provoking and content rich.  (So hang onto your seats!)

Previous to her experience in nonprofits, Harrington spent ten years in public relations and advertising promoting everything from a building implosion to psychiatric hospitals and cinnamon rolls!


February 10, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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