Volunteer Leadership (Online and In-person)

Schedule and Location

Thornhill Education Center

  • Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2019
  • Online component begins: Thursday, January 31, 2019
  • In-person component: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fees and Registration

$55.00 member
$64.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

ONLINE: REGISTER NOW
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Strengthen your skills leading volunteers in natural areas management with this interactive primer for volunteer stewardship activity planning, group dynamics, safety, and volunteer empowerment. Learn how to plan and run a productive volunteer workday for activities such as invasive brush removal and seed collection that inspire volunteers to keep coming back. Discover some methods of bringing volunteers together with social media, mailing lists, and in-person meetings. Gain skills to recruit, retain, and empower volunteers to lead others with community organizing fundamentals.

 

Course number

W510

Instructor

Trinity Pierce, natural areas conservation training program coordinator, The Morton Arboretum

Course Details

  • Instructor: Trinity Pierce, natural areas conservation training program coordinator, The Morton Arboretum
  • Notes: Held online, indoors, and outdoors.  Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes for winter conditions during the outdoor sessions. Limit 20.
  • Supplies: Please bring a water bottle and materials for writing. We will take a one hour lunch break - please bring a sack lunch.
  • Continuing education: This class fulfills a requirement for the Natural Areas Conservation Training Program. 7 CPDH credits for educators are available. 7 Continuing Education Credits are available from the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER).
Volunteer Leadership (Online and In-person)