May's Coffee Chat on Volunteer Engagement

It goes without saying that there are bunch of organizations out there that engage volunteers on a regular basis. Volunteers can be powerful advocates for your organization; an extension of an organization's staff, another person dedicated to its success and spreading its mission. However, it can be difficult and time consuming to find and keep these critical voices.

Join this Coffee Chat on May 15 for an information conversation around Volunteer Engagement. We'll hear from FSLN members Joe Bobmand and Taylor Crotty of Food Forward, southern California's largest gleaning nonprofit, to learn more about how they've cultivated a robust volunteer program that works with over 4,000 volunteers per year and hosts close to 200 events per months. We'll then have a group dialogue to share our own examples of successful initiatives, and ones that haven't worked as well. 

Bring your experiences and questions (and a cup of tea!) -- looking forward to seeing you there.

Date: May 15, 3pm - 3:45pm Central

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About our guests:

Joe Bobman: Joe has been engaging volunteers in transformative food systems work for 8 years. He joined Food Forward in 2015 as the organization's Volunteer Coordinator, and has been thrilled to see the number of volunteers and events nearly double over his time there. 

Taylor Crotty: Taylor has been engaging volunteers in social justice for the past 6 years. Prior to joining Food Forward's Volunteer Team in 2017, she was a long-time volunteer, leading harvests and initiating conversations about food waste and hunger. 

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