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Best Practices for Volunteer-Development Sessions
February 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Weekly volunteer-development sessions are a recruitment draw for any program, but how do we plan effective ones? Done thoughtfully, such sessions can lead to a life-changing spark for volunteers. This workshop will explore the goals of weekly sessions. We’ll also discuss tried and true session ideas, as well as logistical items to keep in mind so a program’s sessions can shine. There will be time for Q&A with the presenter as well as among the participants to share ideas and encouragement.
About the Presenter:
Melanie Weldon-Soiset is the Fellowship Program Director at Sojourners. An M.Div. graduate from Wesley Theological Seminary, Melanie has also served as a high school Spanish teacher, as well as a Christian Education Director. Melanie lived in China from 2011-2016, where she served as the Teaching Pastor at a nondenominational church of 2000 immigrants from over 100 nations. Melanie’s passion to facilitate transformative experiences currently inspires her ordination pursuits to become a Deacon in the United Methodist Church.