Lunch & Learn: Volunteer Management for Change January 22nd

in Conferences/Seminars, Outside Announcements
January 14th, 2014

Volunteer Management for Social Change: Building a Global Movement for Health as a Human Right

Facilitated by Jon Shaffer, Community Engagement Coordinator at Partners in Health

January 22 | 12-1 PM | 29 Winter Street, 5th floor | Free

Volunteers are the lifeblood of many nonprofit organizations – we depend on them to raise funds, increase awareness about our organizations, fill skills gaps, and make social change happen. But it can be difficult to keep volunteers engaged and prevent burn out. This session will teach the fundamentals of effective volunteer management for social change. Using Partners in Health as a case study, you’ll learn the good, the bad, and the ugly of volunteer-led community organizing.


Jon Shaffer is the Community Engagement Coordinator at Partners In Health. In this role, he is working to build a community organizing strategy that can strengthen the growing movement for global health equity. Previously, Jon served for two years as the Executive Director of GlobeMed (, during which time the national network grew from 17 university-based chapters and 500 students to 46 chapters and more than 1,500 students, all working in partnership with 47 grassroots health organizations on four continents. He loves tossing the Frisbee, drinking good coffee, and being from Portland, OR.


Lunch & Learns are free monthly professional development & networking brown bag lunches for young professionals in the Boston area. It is an opportunity for young professionals to come together, build skills, ask questions and network. For 15-20 minutes, a guest speaker will introduce themselves and teach one solid transferable skill. The remaining 40-45 minutes are open to Q&A, networking, or an activity. The topic and industry change every month.

Career Moves, the division of JVS that targets the career management needs of professional-level job seekers and career changers, sponsors Lunch & Learns. We partner with you to get a more satisfying career in less time. Learn more about how we can help you find your professional passion, plan a strategic job search, create an effective resume, prepare for a job interview, network on LinkedIn, or market yourself. Visit us at,, or contact us directly at 617-399-3186 /

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Check out February’s Lunch & Learn: Informational Interviewing – the Art of Professional Dating with Nikki Stewart, Development Manager at the United South End Settlements.