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Online course on volunteer management

From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2012
MS 108: Fundamentals of Museum Volunteer Programs
Instructor: Karin Hostetter
Price: $475
Sep 4-28, 2012
Location: online at <URL:>

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

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

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