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5 Steps to Building a Stellar Volunteer Team with Karen Knight

  • September 21, 2022
  • 12:00 PM
  • Virtual
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The PAVRO Professional Development Team is Proud to Present:

5 Steps to Building a Stellar Volunteer Team with Karen Knight

September 21, 2022 at 12:00 PM ET (Noon) 
Registration will be open until September 20th at 12PM EST.
*Space is limited. If capacity is reached registration may close sooner.

Workshop Abstract:

Are you a volunteer coordinator who is frustrated because your volunteers cancel shifts with little (or no!) notice, or work for a month or two, then disappear?

Are you a manager of volunteers who is having trouble finding enough qualified volunteers to run your programs?

As an executive director, are you spending too much of your time trying to recruit and manage volunteers?

This interactive class is for you!

We will cover the five elements of an effective volunteer program: recruiting, training, managing, program review and appreciation.

What you'll learn:

  • How to find and sign up enough of the right volunteers.
  • How to onboard and train in such a way as to reduce or eliminate volunteer mistakes.
  • How to have respectful and appreciative relations between staff and volunteers.
  • How to keep volunteers happy & engaged for the long term.

With the right team of volunteers, you can increase your impact without increasing resources.

PresenterKaren Knight

Karen Knight has been providing volunteer engagement advice, mentoring and training for not-for-profit organizations for over 25 years. 

An internationally recognized author, presenter and thought leader, Karen is known for challenging the standard thinking around volunteerism, turning a spotlight on overlooked problems and bringing creative solutions to long-standing issues. 

With her passion for making a difference in the world, Karen has gained decades of experience in not-for-profits as a volunteer, a leader of volunteers and as a board member. Her professional life has spanned many industries, working in the private, public, and social impact sectors in various leadership positions. 

Karen’s ability to create and effectively implement volunteer recruitment, training, and management strategies, custom built for every volunteer situation, has earned her a reputation for providing exceptional results using the resources available. 

Using hands-on experience, combined with the extensive studying and research she has completed in the field, Karen loves to help not-for-profit organizations overcome their challenges. 

Contact her at, or through her website at

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