Successful volunteer management and engagement are critical to the long-term success of any organization. This NTS session will cover general best practices in engaging, supporting, recruiting, and recognizing volunteers. Special attention will be focused on managing volunteers during COVID-19 and remote volunteering considerations. During the session Josh will give an overview of the GivePulse platform - which is utilized by the University of Georgia, as well as numerous agencies in the Athens-Clarke County area. The session will conclude with an open dialogue regarding volunteer management.
Joshua Podvin serves as the Assistant Director for the Office of Service-Learning, focusing on community partnerships and engagement. In this role, he supports the "Engage Georgia" platform, coordinates communication and support of community partners, special projects and days of service, and helps promote reciprocity and partnership with the local community. Josh also leads UGA's National Student Exchange program. He previously served as the Experience UGA Coordinator, facilitating educational field trips to the UGA campus for all 13,000+ students in the Clarke County School District. He is a graduate of the Public Service & Outreach Vivian H. Fisher Leadership Academy and the Public Service & Outreach Facilitation Academy. Prior to joining the Office of Service-Learning, Josh worked as the Senior Coordinator for the Center for Student Organizations and National Student Exchange Program at UGA for 9 years. Josh earned his M.Ed in Higher Education Administration from Arizona State University in 2006, and more recently he has been pursuing a Masters in Landscape Architecture part-time while working full-time for UGA.
Zoom details will be emailed to registrants the week of the training.