Ashley Hughes was born in Roseburg, Oregon, and raised in the small town of Canyonville. Her passion for human services began while attending Umpqua Community College after high school when she was given the opportunity to work for Douglas C.A.R.E.S., Douglas County’s Children’s Advocacy Center, as
an events coordinator and administrative support. She continued to work at Douglas C.A.R.E.S. even after moving to the Rogue Valley to pursue her degree at Southern Oregon University. While attending SOU, Ashley eventually left C.A.R.E.S. and spent a year with Maslow Project working as the administrative assistant and community outreach coordinator. Upon graduating in 2013 with her B.S. in human services, she was hired on as the program manager at The Teresa McCormick Center (TMC), a nonprofit that sits on the Harry and David campus. Over the past 4 years at TMC, Ashley has helped re‐vision the center’s mission, develop client programs, grow community support, and foster a growing
volunteer base. She has also been an active member of the Woman’s Living Leadership Council (WiLL) and a community volunteer with United Way of Jackson County.
Ashley’s Monday Session:
The Value of Volunteers: How to Recruit, Retain & Recognize
How is it different to recruit a Millennial volunteer from a Baby Boomer volunteer, and how can organizations attract Generation X volunteers? After your volunteers have signed up with your organization, how can you keep them around for years to come, and on the flip side, if they don’t work out, how do you fire a volunteer? What are some tried and true practices of recognizing your volunteers, and what are some that are a little more outside the box? Join our session to learn answers to these questions and more as this experienced panel shares their lessons with you.
Please join our expert panel as they share how to recruit, retain and recognize this essential part of your nonprofit.
Becky Snyder, Executive Director, Community Volunteer Network
Ashley Hughes, Program Manager, Teresa McCormick Center
Erin Deason Carpenter, Development and Media Manager, CASA of Jackson County
Julie Barry, Principal, Ruch Community School
Wenonoa Spivak, Deputy Director, CASA of Jackson County