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Online course on volunteer management

From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Whether you are a conservator, a curator, a registrar or an exhibit
designer, there is a good chance you will be using volunteers at
some point in your career.  Working with volunteers is a skill that
can be learned and honed.  Northern States Conservation Center is
proud to offer a course this September in the fundamentals of
volunteer management:

MS 108: Fundamentals of Museum Volunteer Programs
Instructor: Karin Hostetter
Price: $475
Mar 4-29, 2013
Location: online at <URL:>

Description: Volunteers are essential for most non-profit
institutions.  But good volunteers aren't born--they are made.  Even
though they don't get paychecks, it takes time and money to have
effective volunteers.  Fundamentals of Museum Volunteer Programs
teaches the basics of a strong volunteer program.  Topics include
recruiting, training and rewarding volunteers, as well as preparing
staff.  Instruction continues through firing and liabilities.
Participants will end up with sound foundational knowledge for
starting a new or strengthening an existing volunteer program based
on a nine-step process.

Logistics: Participants in Fundamentals of Museum Volunteer Programs
work at their own pace through sections and interact through online
chats.  Instructor Karin Hostetter is available at scheduled times
during the course for email support.  Fundamentals of Museum
Volunteer Programs includes online literature and
student-teacher/group-teacher dialog.  The course is limited to 20

Fundamentals of Museum Volunteer Programs runs four weeks.  To
reserve a spot in the course, please pay at
<URL:> If you have trouble
please contact Helen Alten at helen<-at->collectioncare<.>org

The Instructor:

    Karin Hostetter has over thirty years experience with museum
    education.  Karin has worked with volunteers throughout her
    career, becoming the first paid volunteer coordinator at the
    Denver Zoo.  Ms. Hostetter taught the National Association for
    Interpretation's two-day volunteer management course for
    volunteer coordinators and served on their panel about volunteer
    programs.  She authored a series of articles for the National
    Association for Interpretation's Legacy magazine, providing
    guidelines for developing and maintaining a volunteer

    Ms. Hostetter now consults with organizations on structuring and
    improving volunteer programs.  Karin Hostetter is owner of
    Interpret This, a consulting company specializing in
    interpretive writing, program and curriculum development, and
    volunteer program management.  When she is not consulting with
    other museums, she likes to volunteer and contract teach at them
    with a special love for preschool and family programs.

Brad Bredehoft for Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center

                  Conservation DistList Instance 26:37
                Distributed: Saturday, February 9, 2013
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Received on Thursday, 7 February, 2013

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