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ProfDev: Effective Volunteer Engagement

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Robbie S. and Mark W.


Need (volunteer) help with your charitable endeavors?

Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev on Effective Volunteer Engagement on Monday, June 6, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

Fee: $15 advance/$30 door is split with the trainer.
Limited space - register ahead of time.
Credit cards accepted online and at the door (if space available). Newcomers always welcomed!

This is a fragrance-free event. Please do not wear fragrances (perfumes, scented lotions, hair products, fabric softeners, laundry scents, etc.) or smoke just prior to attending. Thank you.

Effective Volunteer Engagement
Why should we engage more people in our work, beyond helping us literally complete the work? How do we attract and engage motivated volunteers who will further our charitable work? We will consider motivation, from the benefits of volunteering, to our needs and the effort required to manage/support volunteers. No prior knowledge expected - we'll be discussing fundamentals. Participants will come away with a position description template, soft skills to consider, and strategic approaches for customized volunteer recruitment and engagement.


Lori Tsuruda is the founder and executive director of People Making a Difference® (PMD) (, a non-profit which organizes one-time, hands-on volunteer projects for individuals who work in teams to assist community-based charities, and trains and assists nonprofit leaders in quality volunteer management. She recruits and manages 750+ volunteers/year and helps charities and companies improve their community involvement programs. Over the past 24 years, she has engaged more than 8,100 PMD volunteers in 1,155+ service projects helping 137 charities in Greater Boston. She has led the Directors of Volunteer Administration (DOVA) in Boston for more than a decade. As a volunteer for her alma mater, she led her 25th reunion class in donating more than $1M.

6:00-6:30 Socializing - bring your own dinner
6:30-8:30 Training and Q&A

  • DIRECTIONS ( - The NonProfit Center is located one block from South Station at 89 South Street. The Center is physically accessible through the main lobby.

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Socializing for Justice -

SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common values but may work on different issues. We host monthly socials that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a monthly ProfDev Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center*, which provides access to affordable professional development to increase our individual capacity for movement building.

With 3000 members and nearly 10 years of creating a diverse cross-issue community in Boston (215+ events!), Socializing for Justice is the best place to find the great people, organizations and community you're looking for while putting the SOCIAL back in social justice.

YES, WE MEAN YOU. We've got members of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, levels of activism and professions. We hope you see someone like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.

89 South Street · Boston, MA
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