Any advice on using CT for a large number of volunteers? i.e. best to train in classroom setting or self taught on line.
Jim McIntosh, Georgia Homeless Coalition
your question includes two aspects, I suppose. The first one (and the main one) is related to the transformation of a volunteer organization in a state wide project. For this purpose, you may see CHAPTER 9. DEVELOPING AN ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE FOR THE INITIATIVE on the webpage https://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/structure/organizational-structure; SECTION 3. DEVELOPING MULTISECTOR TASK FORCES OR ACTION COMMITTEES FOR THE INITIATIVE https://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/structure/organizational-structure/multisector-task-forces/main (see also our tools, as Checklist and PowerPoint), and CHAPTER 11, SECTION 3. DEVELOPING VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION PROGRAMS https://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/structure/volunteers/orientation-programs/main
About the training: you may use the online support for the preliminary information and for monitoring, but for a more professional training classroom setting and face-to-face relationships are surely preferable.
The second aspect may be related to the specific issue – homelessness – and, in this regard, Community Tool Box has a lot of suggestions: CHAPTER 6, SECTION 15. CREATING FACT SHEETS ON LOCAL ISSUES – EXAMPLES 5 ( National Coalition for the Homeless) https://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/participation/promoting-interest/fact-sheets/example; CHAPTER 26, SECTION 3. PROVIDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR ALL – EXAMPLES https://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/implement/physical-social-environment/affordable-housing/main; and, finally, within Community Stories (https://ctb.ku.edu/en/community-stories) you can see as an example WORKING TO REDUCE THE RECIDIVISM OF HOMELESSNESS IN MICHIGAN https://ctb.ku.edu/en/south-oakland-shelter-homelessness
Many wishes for your changing organization!