Home>Leading a Kehilla>Sulam Leadership>Sulam for Current Leaders>Session 6 - The Volunteer Development Plan

Session 6 - The Volunteer Development Plan

The Leadership Plan describes the kind of leadership community you seek to build. The Delegation Plan spells out the roles, responsibilities and expectation for volunteers. It is critical that the board and officers get their house in order so that they are in position to welcome the talents and gifts for their members.  They need to set the table for new leaders.

Building upon the entire Sulam for Current Leaders series of building visionary community, this session is designed to help lay leaders, clergy and staff engage, train and inspire new volunteers. This content article explores the four R’s of a Volunteer Development Plan: 
  1. Relationship - Understanding a member’s talents, motivation and interests
  2. Recruitment – Making the right appeal for the right job 
  3. Relevance – Providing training, feedback and guidance 
  4. Recognition- Praising what went right with an eye towards the future
Session Goals 
  • Identify the interests and strengths of your members 
  • Coordinate volunteers’ interests and strengths with the right work that inspires them 
  • Create a culture of recognition that motivates other volunteers to come forward 
Session Activities
  • Text Study  
  • Volunteer Profile Exercise- Art of Asking
  • Workshop – Case Study: “Sue and Beth: First Relate, Then Create” 
  • Volunteer Request Form- Committees write want ads for leaders
Volunteer Orientation
The Volunteer Profile and the Volunteer Request Form will become part of the volunteer orientation 

Please contact your Kehilla Relationship Manager or the Kehilla Strengthening and Transformation Department with questions about the SCL program or to access materials. We can be reached at 212-233-7800 x1152 or

Find a Kehilla USY Conservative Yeshiva Donate Careers Contact us
Copyright © 2017
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
All rights reserved.
120 Broadway, Suite 1540
New York, NY 10271-0016