Author Archives: Lisa Yeager

About Lisa Yeager

Lisa Yeager has more than 15 years experience in Volunteer Management. She has lead volunteers at the Bellevue Art Museum, WACAP, Hopelink, Encompass, Autism Speaks (Walk Now for Autism), and the Sno-valley Senior Center. She has won the DuFort Award for Volunteer Management, and Program Manager of the Year in 2000. She is currently Treasurer and conference chair for VAN.

Last chance to register for Workshop of Peacemaking Friday (March 24)!!!

Join the Volunteer Administrators Network (VAN), the Center for Ethical Leadership, and Seattle University for a half day workshop on how to be more inclusive in our volunteer programs and how to train our volunteers as well to be more … Continue reading

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Resources for the Difference Between Volunteers & Employees

VAN meeting – Feb. 2017 What’s the difference between an employee and a volunteer?  This was the question for our last Professional Gathering on Feb. 22, 2017. Some of what we discussed (though all can be debated some): Employees have … Continue reading

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Leading for Transformation

Leading for Transformation: Advancing the Volunteer Management Profession May 10-12, 2017 Victoria, BC, Delta Ocean Pointe Inn A key ingredient for the creation of healthy, safe and resilient communities is the engagement and participation of its citizens. Volunteers are the … Continue reading

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Volunteers are not employees, so what?

Volunteers are not employees and should not be treated as such. Volunteers, by their nature, tend to have a less formal, casual relationship with the organisation that engages them and tend not to be remunerated for their services. Employees onother … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between volunteers & employees?

It’s a puzzle. We want our volunteers to feel valued, and to be accountable. But volunteers are not employees. What’s the difference between supervising a volunteer and an employee? What do you need to be aware of legally so a … Continue reading

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Welcome to all – join our workshop on Race Based Privilege

VAN is offering a workshop that will utilize the Peacemaking Circle Process to raise awareness about the nature and impact of race-based privilege and learn strategies for starting conversations about race. Participants will entertain questions like: What does white privilege look … Continue reading

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Governors Volunteer Service Award nominations open!

Serve Washington is accepting nominations for the 13th annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards, which recognize individuals, volunteer groups and families for their volunteer efforts. The awards honor some of Washington’s most dedicated individuals and groups for their commitment to volunteerism … Continue reading

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Vancouver WA Volunteer Management Conference offered!

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE Thursday, February 16th, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, Delicious lunch included (w/vegetarian/gluten free options) @ the beautiful Green Meadows Golf Course in Vancouver, WA KEYNOTE SPEAKER (nationally known conference speaker):  June Vining “Believe and Lead” She took … Continue reading

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Registration Open for “Understanding Race based Privilege”

Join the Volunteer Administrators Network (VAN), the Center for Ethical Leadership, and Seattle University for a half day workshop on how to be more inclusive in our volunteer programs and how to train our volunteers as well to be more … Continue reading

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VAN Professional Gathering THIS Thursday!

How do you train your staff to work with volunteers? Many new employees entering a non-profit have never worked with a volunteer in the workplace before, so how do you communicate their value as a volunteer, potential donor, and advocate … Continue reading

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