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Building Your Group: How to Effectively Recruit and Manage Volunteers

Building Your Group: How to Effectively Recruit and Manage Volunteers

December 2, 2015, 8:30am - 12:30pm

Location: Longreach Hall, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath

Presenter: Andy Robinson

Cost: $50 per person

Brought to you by Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Community organizations need three kinds of resources to grow and succeed: time, money, and the leadership to use both wisely. In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to find new volunteers and develop them into a team of committed leaders. Topics include:

  • Identifying and filling the holes in your leadership team
  • Member and volunteer recruitment
  • Motivating and managing volunteers (and easing out the ineffective ones)
  • Creating and using volunteer agreements
  • Designing and running effective meetings

This is an interactive workshop, so come prepared to participate!

To register, contact Donna Bissett, Land Trust Program Coordinator, by email ( or phone (207-607-4577). Payment is accepted by credit card or by check made out to Maine Coast Heritage Trust and mailed to 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201, Topsham, ME 04086. Please be sure to provide a current email address. Sorry, no refunds after November 25th, 2015.

Andy Robinson ( provides training and consulting for nonprofits in fundraising, board development, marketing, earned income, planning, leadership development, facilitation, and train-the-trainer programs. He specializes in the needs of organizations working for human rights, social justice, artistic expression, environmental conservation, and community development.

Over the past 20 years, Andy has worked with organizations in 47 US states and Canada. Recent clients include the American Bar Association, League of Conservation Voters, National Audubon Society, American Rivers, and many, many local organizations. He is also a member of the training team for the Land Trust Alliance leadership program.

Andy is the author of six books, including Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money, When he’s not on the road, he lives in Plainfield, Vermont.