It’s All in the Pitch – Strategies for Recruiting Volunteers
October 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm$45 – $60
How do you recruit people if they have different reasons to volunteer? Explore what motivates newcomers, young and the mature demographics, plus the five components of marketing. Combine this knowledge to learn how best to pitch a volunteer opportunity to match the motivations of the particular demographic you are trying to recruit.
Dawn Bourbonnais is Volunteer Manitoba’s Manager of Communications & Outreach and is responsible for increasing awareness of Volunteer Manitoba’s mission – to encourage and promote volunteerism across the province.
Dawn oversees VM’s internal and external communications strategies, maintains the website and social media platforms, delivers presentations and organizes community outreach, and manages VM’s referral services. She works closely with volunteer managers across Manitoba, and provides advice and support on issues relating to volunteer management.
Prior to working for Volunteer Manitoba, Dawn spent over 15 years working in the not-for-profit and arts sectors, specifically in the music and film sectors. She is a member of Volunteer Canada’s National Council of Volunteer Centres and currently sits on the board of VMPC (Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada).
Dawn has also managed volunteers for many festival and community events held in Winnipeg, and is especially fond of the volunteers at the Jazz Winnipeg Festival (whom she worked with for over 13 years)