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Adult Education,



Age Minimum (with Adult) - 18, Minimum Age - 18+, Skill Category - N/A Verified Volunteers Level:

Session 1: Understanding Volunteering

Metro Volunteers

First session out of six in the in the Volunteer Management Training Series, VMTS. 

This session will explore the heart of the volunteer sector. Students will walk away from the session understanding:
  • Current trends in volunteerism
  • Local volunteering landscape
  • Identify the elements of volunteer management; and
  • Identify social motivators and their application

A single session costs $40.00.

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Guest Instructors

Ericka Fleming is the Manager of Volunteer Services, at Denver Botanic Gardens. She has been with the Gardens since 2012. Prior to joining the Gardens, Ericka worked at Judi’s House for 3 years as the Volunteer Coordinator. She has worked in the Denver area nonprofit community for the last nine years and in that time has held the offices of vice chair of Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA), and co-chair of National Philanthropy Day Colorado. Ericka is also involved in Metro Volunteers, where she has trained new volunteer coordinators and nonprofit staff on the concepts of Volunteer Management.

Nira Duvan came to Colorado as an AmeriCorps Volunteer.  This ten month adventure evolved into two years with more than 3,700 volunteer hours, convincing Nira that do-good-ing in Colorado was the thing to do.  This included serving as Volunteer Coordinator for AIDS Walk CO, coordinating a learn-to-snowboard program for at-risk youth and completing her Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management at Regis University.

Nira served as the Volunteer Manger for four years, at The Action Center, a human services nonprofit in Lakewood.  At this position, she managed more than 6,000 volunteers contributing 100,000 hours annually in a very robust environment.  Just recently, Nira transitioned to a position with Arapahoe County as a Volunteer Coordinator, where she is expanding a young volunteer program while trying to unravel the intricacies of civic engagement.





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