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A. Attracting, Hiring and Keeping Good Employees
Barb Byrne, Grants and Program Manager, Western Illinois Area on Aging
Great employees make great volunteer programs! Such employees have a combination of technical and people skills. Plus they are motivated to make a difference in the community. This workshop describes how to advertise to attract the right employee, what to look for in a resume, how to interview, how to make the best choice from interviewees, how to make your new hire feel comfortable and inspired to do great work and how to keep them doing great work .this workshop also is valuable for job seekers to know how to find and keep that right job.
B. Creating an Inclusive Volunteer Program
Ruth Thompson, Executive Director, Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois (CCDI)
Our aim is to help your organization embrace diversity among your volunteers. We want you to feel comfortable recruiting people with disabilities and utilizing the skills and abilities that they can contribute to the benefit of your organization.
C. All Ages Serve
John Kessler, Founder and President of Kids Against Hunger-Your Quad Cities
Ages 5 and up volunteer to package Kids Against Hunger meals to feed children in Nicaragua, Honduras and Haiti. Intergenerational teams work in an assembly line process to package 1,500-1,700 meals in an hour. This workshop discusses the history and how your agency or group can be involved. This workshop will allow you to acquire knowledge about an intergenerational opportunity to serve others.
D. Memories in the Making, a Fundraising Success and Shared Service for All
Kirsten Adams, President, Lighthouse Homecare and Joni Johnson, Community Coordinator for the Quad City Area
Even people with dementia can serve. Indeed sometimes artistic talent blossoms even as other memories fade. "Memories in the Making" is a fundraising project that combines private citizens, businesses, Arts and Culture organizations, with Alzheimer's Association to auction the amazing art of people with dementia with proceeds going to Alzheimer's Association. "Memories in the Making" has multiple goals of creating and awareness and understanding of dementia in the public, providing deeply rewarding service activities for people with dementia and raising thousands of dollars for local Alzheimer's units.