At a recent VCA Zoom training, three CASA program representatives presented their program’s successes for volunteer retention, engagement and advocacy during COVID-19.
Even though many communities are now transitioning back to safe, in-person events and activities, we know videoconferencing will remain a powerful and highly utilized tool. With this in mind, we wanted to share this recorded conversation with tips and ideas for volunteer retention, engagement and advocacy as we navigate an increasingly virtual world.
One key takeaway that was shared and stressed many times by all the panelists was the importance of the relationship between the staff and advocates. More practices and effort put into this relationship led to more engagement, higher retention, and volunteers feeling a sense of purpose and need during the times they could not visit the children and families in person. Creating and maintaining relationships is a time investment, but there is no substitute for strong relationships.
Want to hear more? Watch the panel recording!