6 episodes

The Engaged Volunteer Podcast aims to bring together leaders from around the world to learn more about volunteer management. From finding a career managing volunteers, to the challenges, successes and learnings along the way, The Engaged Volunteer shines the spotlight on what it means to be a volunteer and how to be a good volunteer manager.

The Engaged Volunteer Podcast is hosted by Rosterfy’s Co Founder, Shannan Gove with episodes released fortnightly each Wednesday.

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The Engaged Volunteer Podcast aims to bring together leaders from around the world to learn more about volunteer management. From finding a career managing volunteers, to the challenges, successes and learnings along the way, The Engaged Volunteer shines the spotlight on what it means to be a volunteer and how to be a good volunteer manager.

The Engaged Volunteer Podcast is hosted by Rosterfy’s Co Founder, Shannan Gove with episodes released fortnightly each Wednesday.

    Embracing opportunities with Ayden Shaw

    Embracing opportunities with Ayden Shaw

    Today, we are joined by Ayden Shaw - Community Engagement Manager at Disability, Sport and Recreation.

    It's hard not to like Ayden. His passion for life and willingness to embrace and create new opportunities for himself has seen him become a respected young leader in community engagement amongst his peers.

    In this chat, we chat about the importance of volunteering when it comes to personal and professional development and the willingness to embrace opportunities and the challenges that these may present, giving yourself permission to fail.

    With experience working with the underprivileged including refugees and those with a disability, this podcast focuses on finding your passion, embracing opportunities and connecting with people in meaningful ways.

    If this is your first time checking us out, The Engaged Volunteer aims to highlight the ways in which organizations and individuals are engaging their communities to connect them to events and causes they’re passionate about. The best way to support the Engaged Volunteer Podcast is to click ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app, and tell your friends about us!

    We also really appreciate feedback on the podcast and would love to hear your thoughts. If you’d like to share your thoughts or if you have someone in mind for us to interview, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via hello@rosterfy.com.

    Thanks so much for listening!

    This episode was hosted by Rosterfy Co Founder, Shannan Gove.

    • 38 min
    Volunteer diversity. The key to a successful event with Tami Richter

    Volunteer diversity. The key to a successful event with Tami Richter

    Meet Tami Richter - Director of Events, Volunteers, Staffing and Resources at one of the world’s biggest events, SXSW.

    A proud Texan, Tami started her journey with SXSW 18 years ago as a volunteer and has never looked back.

    On this episode of the podcast, Tami takes us through her top tips for managing volunteers from educating stakeholders through to valuing and rewarding your volunteers including the need for being open to criticism and change to ensure that you and your volunteers are getting the most out of your volunteer management program.

    As one of the first events cancelled as a result of COVID-19, Tami also discusses the ways in which SXSW are remaining engaged with their volunteers including introducing them to broader opportunities within the community.

    If this is your first time checking us out, The Engaged Volunteer aims to highlight the ways in which organizations and individuals are engaging their communities to connect them to events and causes they’re passionate about. The best way to support the Engaged Volunteer Podcast is to click ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app, and tell your friends about us!

    We also really appreciate feedback on the podcast and would love to hear your thoughts. If you’d like to share your thoughts or if you have someone in mind for us to interview, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via hello@rosterfy.com.

    Thanks so much for listening!

    This episode was hosted by Rosterfy Co Founder, Shannan Gove.

    • 31 min
    From Volunteer to Workforce Planner at FIFA with Jack Coles

    From Volunteer to Workforce Planner at FIFA with Jack Coles

    Meet Jack Coles - Workforce Planner at FIFA.

    A quarter life crisis and the opportunity to volunteer at The Champions League in Wembley saw the beginning of a new and unexpected career path for Jack, which has seen him be involved in some of the biggest workforce programs worldwide.

    In this podcast, Jack discusses the highs and lows of workforce management including the importance of engaging your staff and putting the human needs first to empower your workforce to help you and your organization succeed.

    From working on the contractor side, supplying thousands of staff at some of the UK’s biggest music festivals and dealing with the chaotic and often unpredictable nature of events through to his insights working on ground at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, there’s a lot to learn from Jack’s leadership including the importance of remaining calm under pressure and remembering to smile, and enjoy yourself.

    This podcast was recorded remotely so we do apologise for the broken audio at times. Here’s hoping that these podcasts can be recorded in person sooner rather than later.

    If this is your first time checking us out, The Engaged Volunteer aims to highlight the ways in which organizations and individuals are engaging their communities to connect them to events and causes they’re passionate about. The best way to support the Engaged Volunteer Podcast is to click ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app, and tell your friends about us!

    We also really appreciate feedback on the podcast and would love to hear your thoughts. If you’d like to share your thoughts or if you have someone in mind for us to interview, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via hello@rosterfy.com.

    Thanks so much for listening!

    This episode was hosted by Rosterfy Co Founder, Shannan Gove.

    • 37 min
    Not Just a Volunteer with Tracey O’Neill

    Not Just a Volunteer with Tracey O’Neill

    Today, we are joined by the wonderful Tracey O’Neill, Manager of Volunteer Engagement at Austin Health. With over 20 years of experience managing volunteers, Tracey is passionate about including volunteers as part of the workforce and that they’re not ‘just’ another volunteer.

    In this chat, we talk about the important role Volunteer Managers play in creating incredible experiences for their volunteers and the communities that they serve. We also discuss the challenges of making organizations appreciate just how important volunteers are as a resource to help organizations achieve their mission and some helpful tips to guide you through these difficult conversations.

    This podcast also touches on the impacts of Covid-19 on volunteering including the important role volunteering will play in the Covid-19 recovery around mental health. As we face a worldwide mental health crisis, volunteering needs to be on the agenda to ensure that we are supporting people’s mental health.

    If this is your first time checking us out, The Engaged Volunteer podcast aims to highlight the ways in which organizations and individuals are engaging their communities to connect them to events and causes they’re passionate about. The best way to support the Engaged Volunteer Podcast is to click ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app, and tell your friends about us!

    We also really appreciate feedback on the podcast and would love to hear your thoughts. If you’d like to share your thoughts or if you have someone in mind for us to interview, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via hello@rosterfy.com.

    Thanks so much for listening!

    • 36 min
    Building the Volunteer Management Program for the Super Bowl with Lisa Urban

    Building the Volunteer Management Program for the Super Bowl with Lisa Urban

    Meet Lisa Urban - Director of the Community Ambassador Program at Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee.

    Ever wondered how one of the world’s biggest events manages their volunteer management program? Well wonder no more!

    On this episode of the podcast we are privileged to get an inside, step by step look into what it takes to deliver one of the most celebrated events globally. From the unique nature of Sports Commissions in the US and what the Super Bowl means from a community engagement point of view, through to how to recruit, screen and train over 10,000 volunteers, this podcast is packed full of tips and learnings for best practice volunteer engagement.

    As events globally are now forced to implement real changes to ensure that their staff, volunteers and participants feel safe from COVID-19, we also discuss the introduction of online training sessions and the importance of communication when it comes to COVID safe practices.

    This podcast was recorded remotely so we do apologise for the broken audio at times. Here’s hoping that these podcasts can be recorded in person sooner rather than later.

    If this is your first time checking us out, The Engaged Volunteer aims to highlight the ways in which organizations and individuals are engaging their communities to connect them to events and causes they’re passionate about. The best way to support the Engaged Volunteer Podcast is to click ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app, and tell your friends about us!

    We also really appreciate feedback on the podcast and would love to hear your thoughts. If you’d like to share your thoughts or if you have someone in mind for us to interview, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via hello@rosterfy.com.

    Thanks so much for listening!

    This episode was hosted by Rosterfy Co Founder, Shannan Gove.

    • 40 min
    Introducing The Engaged Volunteer Podcast

    Introducing The Engaged Volunteer Podcast

    Are you a volunteer or workforce manager? Keen to learn more about how some of the biggest and most successful events, nonprofits and organizations utilize volunteers to engage with their communities?

    Then join Shannan Gove, Co Founder of Rosterfy on The Engaged Volunteer Podcast, bringing together dedicated volunteers and volunteer managers around the world to share their journey and learnings along the way.

    With new episodes released fortnightly, this season of the podcast will play host to some of the world's best in workforce management including FIFA, The Super Bowl and SXSW just to name a few.

    The first three episodes of The Engaged Volunteer Podcast will be available on Wednesday 2 December.

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