Drive long-term volunteer engagement
Mandatory training in a voluntary role can be a challenge. Many volunteers must complete training on topics beyond the passion, which may have a demotivating effect. To drive volunteer engagement, education needs to have a positive impact on the motivation. Make volunteer training simple, fun and inspiring!
3 success factors for impactful volunteer training
1. Keep the volunteers’ drive and engagement. Mandatory training in a voluntary role can be a challenge. Aim to create a balance between passion and chores. A digital academy of inspirational and optional courses can be a rewarding addition to mandatory training.
2.Lower the barriers to learning. Simplify “boring” (i.e. complicated) course material. Split up heavy workload into smaller, bite-sized learning and microlearning. Combine classroom training with self-paced online courses. Make use of text, images and videos and ensure compatibility with all devices.
3. Automate and streamline. Admin should take up as little time as possible. Streamline your processes and maximize the value of your training interventions. This is especially true for non-profit organizations, with oftentimes limited resources. Automate everyday admin and onboarding programs with Learnster’s automation rules.
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Improved volunteer engagement through impactful volunteer training
The Swedish Red Cross uses Learnster's LMS to deliver impactful volunteer onboarding and efficient knowledge sharing.