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Preparing for Success: Strategies for Training Teenage Volunteers

Preparing for Success: Strategies for Training Teenage Volunteers

Teenagers—with their ideas, energy, and willingness to contribute to their communities—are a rich and sometimes untapped volunteer force for many organizations. Not only are teens the volunteers of our future, they have gifts to offer today. 

What must we consider when working with young volunteers? How can we train teens to set the stage for success? Using the successful 4-H Youth Experiences in Science Project (4-H YES Project) as a case study, this Training Designs by Marianne Bird and Sue Manglallan explores what works to bring young volunteers into the fold and explains how to develop training specifically for teens. 

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Thu, 06/08/2017
Great article! We have a very large teen volunteer engagement program over the summer months. 700 volunteers spread out over 19 locations. Much of the information in the article you provided we do. These are all great reminders and would like to share with staff more widely. Could we purchase the article to distribute to staff? Can't wait for the next edition of the article! I couldn't get the video to load. I used both chrome and firebox but neither let me play the video.

Mon, 06/12/2017

To the previous comment post:

Thank you for pointing out the problem with the video. It has been corrected.

Tue, 08/29/2017
Helpful thank you. We are starting a Rangatahi (young people) pilot project at Wellington Zoo for young people to take action in their own neighbourhoods around caring for Animal, People and the Environment (A.P.E)