Welcome and Introduction: Mary Hyde, Ph.D., Director, Office of Research and Evaluation, AmeriCorps
- Mark Hager, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University
- Matthew Hudson-Flege, Ph.D. , M.S., Research Assistant Professor in Clemson University's Institute on Family & Neighborhood Life
Reflection: Jennifer Bastress Tahmasebi, MBA, Deputy Director, AmeriCorps State and National
Q&A Discussion: Melissa Gouge, Ph.D., Research Analyst, ORE
How can AmeriCorps and nonprofit organizations create opportunities for people of all backgrounds to volunteer and serve? How do we invest in volunteer and member management that can benefit volunteers, organizations, and communities? What are the benefits of serving volunteers and how does this transfer to other spheres of public life?
Join AmeriCorps’ Office of Research and Evaluation to hear our recipients of the 2017 AmeriCorps National Service and Civic Engagement Research Grant discuss their research on these topics.
- Mark Hager, Ph.D. will discuss lessons for volunteer administration from two AmeriCorps-funded projects, the Volunteer Management Capacity Study, and the Technology Evolution in Volunteer Administration Study (Volunteer Alive).
- Matthew Hudson-Flege, Ph.D. will share his research findings on how AmeriCorps programs can recruit and support diverse members and prepare them for success after their year of service. (Joining AmeriCorps).
The lessons learned can be applied to any nonprofit organization and national service program interested in strengthening their volunteer management practices and how to contribute to long-term benefits for those who serve.