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Harnessing the Power of Volunteers

Published: 2018-07-01

Published on Jan 1, 2018

Engaging volunteers has rewarding outcomes for a community arts education organization. Involving people from your community who are passionate about arts education helps advance your mission. Through the robust volunteer-staff partnerships that develop, you can multiply your impact on students and families. And volunteers can help you reach new audiences and strengthen community connections. But beyond their day-to-day contributions, volunteers have potential that organizations tend to overlook. Volunteerism expert Susan J. Ellis speculates that in an ideal world, “rather than appreciating volunteers mainly as hands (with a heart), everyone would realize that the availability of so many more people with different skills and perspectives enlarges the organization’s brain.”

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