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Friday, April 16, 2021


Finding Great Volunteers: They're Out There! An Interactive Workshop with Leah Worrell

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Leah Worrell
LIBERTY - Join Sullivan Renaissance for an interactive workshop about engaging volunteers on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. The session is free; pre-registration is required. You may register at or call (845) 295-2445.

Leah Worrell, Leadership and Group Development Manager at the Partnerships for Parks in New York City, will focus on creating an actionable plan for attracting volunteers by evaluating your organization's needs and defining volunteer roles. Refine and practice your pitch and develop appreciation initiatives that will keep volunteers motivated and invested.
“The number one question I get during my years of supporting community groups and organizations is ‘Why can't we get more volunteers involved in what we are doing?'”, said Leah. “By following a few simple steps to clarify your capacity for developing volunteers, your goals, and how new volunteers will fit into them, you will be ready to make a compelling pitch which will bring the right volunteers to you.”
Attendees will also discuss tips on how to lead Zoom meetings that keep volunteers engaged. Have your organization participate as a group to reap the full benefits of this brainstorming opportunity.
“Organizations of all shapes and sizes rely on volunteers to turn their missions into tangible action. It can be difficult to know where to start or how to grow your volunteer base”, said Anne-Louise Scandariato, Volunteer Program Manager for Sullivan Renaissance. “Join us to discover new or additional strategies.”
Leah Worrell has been training leaders of organizations who care for parks and green spaces for over a decade through her position as Leadership and Group Development Manager at Partnerships for Parks in New York City.
Over 900 organizations and 2,000 individual leaders have developed their skills through her workshops on leadership, fundraising, social media, working with elected officials, increasing membership and more. She has a Master's Degree in Nonprofit Management from the Marxe School of International and Public Affairs. She is also a private practice consultant, supporting individuals and organizations to clarify goals, remove barriers, and achieve impactful results.
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