Create Organizational Change by Focusing on Diversity in Volunteer Programs

Sunday, September 30, 2018: 3:15 PM-4:30 PM
Meeting Room 14 (Connecticut Convention Center)
Session Leader:
Marcia Bueno, Manager of Explainers, New York Hall of Science
Presenters:
Sandra Bonnici, Associate Director of Education, Diversity, and Inclusion, Madison Children’s Museum, Gerlinde Higginbotham, Manager of Community Education Initiatives, COSI, Zach Lynn, Director of Volunteers and Engagement, Orlando Science Center and Tanja Schoeder, Senior Manager, Volunteer Programs and Training, Fleet Science Center

Session focuses on how volunteer programs can further diversity and equity goals through outreach to new communities. Panelists share innovative strategies from a broad range of institutions that retooled their programs to focus on accessibility and inclusion of identity-based communities, as well as to increase volunteers through collaborative partnerships, employment pipelines, and resource allocation.