Medical Reserve Corps

Three New Technical Assistance Documents to Help MRCs Recruit, Retain and Recognize Volunteers

posted Dec 6, 2010, 10:22 AM by Mary Kersell   [ updated Feb 2, 2011, 8:45 AM ]

 The Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps has announcee the publication of three new Technical Assistance Guidance Documents for use by MRC unit leaders. 

 These three documents are designed to assist MRC unit leaders with building and maintaining relationships with volunteers.  

  1.  The Guide to Volunteer Recruiting provides approaches to finding and engaging volunteers in the work of your Medical Reserve Corps units by identifying your audience, crafting your message, and finding the appropriate media outlets.   

  2.  The Guide to Retention of MRC Volunteers is designed to assist with keeping volunteers engaged even when the MRC unit is not activated in emergency response.   The focus of this document is on creating a positive volunteer experience,  engaging volunteers based upon their primary motivators, and creating additional opportunities for volunteering throughout the year.

  3.  The Guide to Recognition of MRC Volunteers provides an overview to both informal and formal approaches to recognizing volunteers for their contributions and accomplishments.

 All three of these guides are available in PDF format in the Toolkit:  http://www.medicalreservecorps.gov/PromisingPracticesToolkit.asp?mode=ResourceDetails&ResID=244&RefID=Category&Category=25

 

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