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Volunteers as Leaders

Does your volunteer-support strategy combine service with learning? Does it intend to convert tutors and mentors into leaders and capacity builders. This video is a recording of a flash animation created in late 2000s by a University of Michigan Grad student to explain this concept. You can also view the video on this Vialogues site, with updated comments.

View this article to see the original version of this volunteer-growth strategy. Click here.


Additional Resources for Volunteer Recruitment

* What are you doing to support volunteer recruitment? blog article

* Strategies for Recruiting Volunteers for your program - see PDF

* Recruiting Talent Volunteers for your organization - see PDF

* Strategic Thinking About Volunteering and Service - see PDF

* Building Support for your organization - see PDF



Vision: because of the work we do youth living in poverty today will be starting jobs and entering careers out of poverty by age 25

In Chicago, Baltimore and other big cities, media stories constantly remind us of the negative impact of concentrated poverty and inequality. New research is published monthly, showing the impacts of inequality and how where you are born and where you live often determines what your future will be.

Since 1993, the Tutor/Mentor Connection (led by The Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC since 2011) has led a  year-round strategy intended to mobilize attention and involvement of people in all parts of the Chicago region, and to focus it on high poverty areas of inner city neighborhoods, using maps, and a Program Locator Database (an archive since 2021), to help volunteers, donors, business, faith groups, parents and students connect with youth serving programs which already operate in different parts of the city and suburbs, or to help build new programs in undeserved areas.

To achieve this goal, many people need to spread this message to people in their network, who become volunteers or donors. And many of these people need to spread the work in their own networks. The end result might be the growth of leaders from every part of "the village" who become champions for tutor/mentor programs and the T/MC strategy . This chart illustrates the goal.

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