Project Title

Volunteer Management: An Event Planning Manual

Presenters

Academic department under which the project should be listed

WCHHS - Social Work and Human Services

Faculty Sponsor Name

Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez

Abstract (300 words maximum)

There are many gratifying roles that play into executing a special event for an organization. This can be challenging when there is miscommunication within the organization, and roles are not clarified. Veteran Empowerment Organization for the first time is producing a local benefit concert for veterans. Veterans Empowerment Organization is a nonprofit organization in Atlanta whose mission is to provide full warp around services to the homeless veterans in the metro Atlanta area.

The process of putting on a special event can be simplified by creating an event manual. A special event has the ability to benefit an organization by raising the organization’s profile, recruit volunteers, and acquire potential donors. Through literature review articles, evidence was found that volunteers and their roles make a great impact and can even lead to potential donors.

Therefore, the base for the project research contained a detailed analysis for effectively managing and utilizing volunteers up to their full capacity. Referring to several scholarly peer reviewed articles, organizational interviews, and existing agency documents, a detailed Special Events Manual was created. The following Special Events Manual will contain document samples, planning schedules, and other tools the Veterans Empowerment Organization can use to remain organized. With this manual, the organization will be able to plan a benefit concert that will greatly impact the organization and represent its’ clients accordingly.

Project Type

Poster

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Volunteer Management: An Event Planning Manual

There are many gratifying roles that play into executing a special event for an organization. This can be challenging when there is miscommunication within the organization, and roles are not clarified. Veteran Empowerment Organization for the first time is producing a local benefit concert for veterans. Veterans Empowerment Organization is a nonprofit organization in Atlanta whose mission is to provide full warp around services to the homeless veterans in the metro Atlanta area.

The process of putting on a special event can be simplified by creating an event manual. A special event has the ability to benefit an organization by raising the organization’s profile, recruit volunteers, and acquire potential donors. Through literature review articles, evidence was found that volunteers and their roles make a great impact and can even lead to potential donors.

Therefore, the base for the project research contained a detailed analysis for effectively managing and utilizing volunteers up to their full capacity. Referring to several scholarly peer reviewed articles, organizational interviews, and existing agency documents, a detailed Special Events Manual was created. The following Special Events Manual will contain document samples, planning schedules, and other tools the Veterans Empowerment Organization can use to remain organized. With this manual, the organization will be able to plan a benefit concert that will greatly impact the organization and represent its’ clients accordingly.