Volunteer Engagement

About the Committee

The Volunteer Engagement Committee provides support and management of volunteers in Adult Basic Education with the following goals:

  • track current trends, issues and needs in the field of adult literacy volunteer coordination
  • create and disseminate information that will strengthen volunteerism in the adult literacy field
  • provide useful resources and support that allow ABE practitioners to sustain and use volunteers effectively with adult learners

Ways to Participate

New members are always welcome! Please consider joining. You can participate in any of the following ways:

  • become a member and attend monthly meetings
  • work on volunteer engagement projects
  • connect with us to suggest new projects, share materials and voice issues of priority

Why should you join the Volunteer Engagement Committee?

  • Receive the opportunity to determine project direction that reflect volunteering needs
  • Be one of the first to use new project material
  • Gain insight and support in volunteer management
  • Receive minutes from monthly meetings

Next Meeting Date

There are currently no upcoming meetings or events scheduled
Contact Us

Questions? Interested in Joining the Committee?

Matthew Miller

Volunteer Engagement Committee Chair

Volunteer Engagement Projects and Resources

Volunteer Management 101

Patrick Smith and Annelisa Donlan shares their expertise on Volunteer Management 101.  …

Focus Group Results

This is Focus Group report conducted by LAN and Volunteer Issues Committee on volunteers in ABE from August 2009 to May 2010.

Volunteers in Adult Basic Education

Watch these videos, provided by MN Adult Education Professional Development, to support and inspire volunteer management in your program.

Community Advocacy Toolkit for Volunteers in ABE

An interactive, fillable workbook that provides tips and tools for ABE programs to raise awareness and recruitment in the community.

Volunteer Coordinator Resources

Curated by Literacy Minnesota for Volunteer Coordinators in Adult Basic Education.

In Person Volunteer Orientation

To help volunteer coordinators and other literacy staff create an in-person orientation, the Volunteer Engagement Committee of LAN created a checklist of topics to help you design the orientation for your specific program.