Scripps hosts interactive symposium on developing sustainable volunteer programs

OMA utilizes hundreds of volunteers each year to support it's art-based program for people with dementia.

DOROT and The Opening Minds through Art (OMA) program at Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University will host an interactive symposium on how to develop a sustainable volunteer program.

Sara Peller, LCSW, Associate Executive Director of Programs at DOROT will share the organization’s strategies for developing a sustainable volunteer base and the organizational culture and structure needed to support a successful volunteer initiative. For the last three decades, DOROT has been an innovative leader in the field of aging services and volunteerism. DOROT manages over 7,000 volunteers who help address issues of social isolation and loneliness among older adults living at home.

Symposium Topics:

Developing a volunteer management plan

Volunteer recruitment

Interviewing and screening potential volunteers

Training and on-going support

Volunteer recognition

Guidelines for in-home visiting


Event Information

The symposium will be held November 20th from 1:00-4:00pm at the Miami University Art Museum Auditorium (801 S. Patterson Ave, Oxford, OH). This program is free and open to the public. The event is made possible by the National Center for Creative Aging. For more information contact Dr. Elizabeth Lokon.