Volunteers are the power and passion behind our work. Coming here from all walks of life, volunteers play an irreplaceable role. Workshops and training serve as a way to recognize the contributions of our volunteers and help us all do our work better. Please join us!
ADDITIONAL LEARNING ABOUT RACE, IDENTITY and DIFFERENCE
Following the “One Community, Working Across Difference” training we invite attendees to join our staff in reading, watching and discussing materials to continue our shared learning. Here are a few suggestions which are all available online or through the Hennepin County Library:
- White Fragility book by Robin DiAngelo
- A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota by Sun Yung Shin
- Jim Crow of the North, a Twin Cities Public Television documentary
- Segregated by Design, a short online film about redlining
- How to Recognize Your White Privilege and Use it to Fight Inequity, a short TEDTalk from Peggy McIntosh
- Who, me? Biased? A short video series about implicit bias from The New York Times
CORE TRAINING: ONE COMMUNITY, WORKING ACROSS DIFFERENCE
Working effectively in a diverse, multicultural community like we have at Interfaith Outreach is a skill that takes learning and practice for all of us. For many in our community – staff, volunteers, clients and donors – we haven’t had a lot of opportunities for that learning and practice. Many staff and volunteers have told us “Interfaith Outreach is the most diverse environment I’m in.” This training session, intended for all staff and volunteers at Interfaith Outreach, will help us establish a shared foundation of knowledge, terminology and skill building that will help us carry out our mission more effectively.
BUILDING A CULTURE OF CONSCIOUS INCLUSION
Interfaith Outreach believes that everyone in our community counts; everyone has an irreplaceable role to play. Our community is changing and “who is us” is changing as well. We must put thoughtful efforts into creating an environment that makes sure everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard. We invite you to join us in building this culture of conscious inclusion at Interfaith Outreach. Watch this video (10:51 minutes) and view this supporting handout to learn more about this topic and reflect on how you can contribute to our work, together.
CORE TRAINING: OUR COMMUNITY, OUR APPROACH
Interfaith Outreach invites you to this training (offered monthly) intended for those who have begun volunteering with the organization and are ready to learn more. The goals of the orientation are to:
- Deepen your understanding of our client community
- Review our work and the approach we take in our work
- Explore key concepts that are important to our work together
- Equip you to respond to questions about Interfaith Outreach and our clients
All volunteers are HIGHLY encouraged to attend. We will offer these sessions on a monthly basis. Questions? Contact Liz Erstad-Hicks, Community Engagement Director, at 763-489-7506 or email@example.com.
Sign up for the session on our volunteer site by searching for “Volunteer Core Training.”
Interfaith Outreach invites you to stop by our lending library (located in the Buckner Hospitality Area at Interfaith Outreach) where our executive leadership team shares books, articles and stories that tie to our client community and our shared work. Deepen your knowledge, explore new concepts, catch up on the latest research and learn with us.