Monday, February 22, 2010

A new team of volunteer managers trained at Fort Vancouver

I spent parts of three days this past week in Vancouver--the one without the Olympics--helping to train two dozen individuals in the fine art of working with volunteers. From paperwork (of course) to recruitment, hiring, and supervision, with a good dose of needs assessment, safety management, current events, and special challenges thrown in, our class returned to their homes at Fort Vancouver, Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and farther-flung regions ready to solve the world's problems with the help of volunteers!

We also took a detailed tour of Fort Vancouver's costume department. That was insightful for me... watch this page soon for new details about the exciting costumed historic interpretation program we're developing with the help of volunteers here at Mount Rainier.

Thanks, everyone, for a great class!

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