Two Opportunities in April to Hear Tom McKee Speak on Engaging the New Breed Volunteer 

If you live in Texas or western New York, I will be presenting the challenge and opportunity of engaging a whole new breed of volunteers who are changing how we recruit and empower volunteers.

  • Tyler, Texas — April 16
  • Buffalo/Albany Area, New York — April 22

Tyler, Texas:  Luncheon — April 16

For all of you who live in the Tyler, Texas area, I am going to be speaking at a PiCS (Partners in Community Service) luncheon about the New Breed of Volunteer.

Volunteer involvement has changed over the past 20 years, challenging leaders to adapt to a savvy New Breed of volunteers. Plenty of volunteers are willing to get involved, but they’ll become involved according to their rules–not ours.

After demonstrating the seismic shifts that have changed the 21st century volunteer culture, I won’t leave you in a quandary.  I’ll give you some best-practice tips on how to take advantage of these changes in order to engage the New Breed of volunteer for your organization.

The luncheon is from noon — 1:30 on April 16th and is open to anyone who works with volunteers.

The tickets are available for $10 at

  • Date:  April 16, 2015
  • Time:  Noon — 1:30
  • Cost:  $10
  • Place:  The CrossWalk Conference Center at Green Acres Baptist Church, 1607 Troup Hwy., Tyler, TX 75701

Buffalo/Rochester New York Area:  All-day workshop— April 22

For those of you who live in western New York, I will be leading an all-day workshop (9:00—4:00) in Batavia, NY (Between Buffalo and Rochester).

In this hands-on workshop you will learn the following:

  • How to take advantage of the seismic shifts that have changed volunteerism
  • How to identify potential volunteer leaders
  • How to market your organization to potential volunteers
  • How to frame your recruiting message to the values and desires the new breed of volunteer
  • How to use duct tape to make your engagement methods stick
  • How to empower the new breed volunteer
  • How to transition episodic volunteers into high-capacity, dependable volunteers
  • How to keep the passion alive (motivation)

To Register: Complete registration on Eventbrite:

  • Date:  April 22, 2015
  • Time:  9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
  • Place:  The Salvation Army, 529 East Main, Batavia, NY 14020
  • Cost:
    • Free to members of VAWNY, Rochester and Western chapters of NYSAVSA
    • $35 to non-members
    • Registration includes morning coffee, workshop, and lunch






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