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Useful Trends in Volunteer Management

HR Tech Outlook | Thursday, October 29, 2020

The number of smartphone users is increasing with time. 2020 is witnessing that volunteer managers are investing in digital tools that work with all mobile phones.

FREMONT, CA: The nature of volunteerism has evolved over the years. A long time ago, event coordinators would post hundreds of flyers to invite people to join the event. However, in the digital era, a volunteer's time and skills are highly valuable commodities -- and volunteerism has become an essential means for companies to achieve a high ROI.

Let us look at some of the key volunteer management trends for 2020:

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A major trend in 2020 is the utilization of formal training for volunteerism. From online tutorials to on-site training sessions, Skype orientations, volunteers are receiving more structured, elaborative training that prepares them for pre-defined tasks and roles. As a consequence, today's trained volunteers are focused and know exactly what should be done and where they are supposed to be once the event day arrives.

Mentioning Special Skillset

The standard age group that volunteers is changing. Untill now, Baby Boomers and Generation X were the majority of volunteers. And it is anticipated that this fact would change in the years to come, with Millennials and Gen Z expected to take the frontline. This younger volunteer generation is visually oriented, purpose-driven, tech-savvy, and eager to make an impact on their world. They are looking for ways to utilize their skill sets. A great way to meet that expectation is to post customized applications online, which allows volunteers to mention their special skills.

Leveraging Mobile Technology

The number of smartphone users is increasing with time. 2020 is witnessing that volunteer managers are investing in digital tools that work with all mobile phones. And the very best event tools are designed to simplify each aspect of the volunteer management experience. Leading event management technology like InitLive enables one to conduct online recruitment, post online training and tutorials, provide self-registration, handle scheduling, and much more.

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