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Transforming museum volunteering : a practical guide for engaging 21st Century volunteers

Author: Ellen Cochran Hirzy; American Association for Museum Volunteers.
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Author House, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book was written for volunteer program managers, volunteers, and the staff who work closely with them. It stimulates creative thinking about finding, training, supervising, and supporting volunteers in a changing environment. It helps develop the ingredients for success: valuing volunteers, listening to them, welcoming them as part of a team, and providing a supportive community in which to work.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Cochran Hirzy; American Association for Museum Volunteers.
ISBN: 9781425993931 1425993931
OCLC Number: 156888583
Description: 123 pages : forms, charts ; 28 cm
Contents: Transforming museum volunteering --
First things first : creating volunteer program infrastructure --
Management matters : staffing the volunteer program --
"A great place to volunteer" : recruiting, selecting, and placing volunteers --
Museum volunteering 101 : volunteer training --
Beyond pins and parties : supporting, retaining, and recognizing volunteers --
Measuring success : evaluating volunteers and the volunteer program --
Proceed with caution : risk management for volunteer programs --
60 is the new 40 : what's ahead for museum volunteer programs? --
Notes --
Resources --
Toolkit. Job opportunities ; Job descriptions ; Policies and procedures ; Volunteer handbook contents ; Application forms ; Volunteer agreements ; Evaluation tools ; Risk management.
Responsibility: by Ellen Hirzy for the American Association for museum volunteers.

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This book was written for volunteer program managers, volunteers, and the staff who work closely with them. It stimulates creative thinking about finding, training, supervising, and supporting volunteers in a changing environment. It helps develop the ingredients for success: valuing volunteers, listening to them, welcoming them as part of a team, and providing a supportive community in which to work.

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