Pro bono volunteers provide an effective means for Extension professionals to expand limited financial and human resources. Volunteers recruited from business settings can provide skills, abilities, expertise, leadership, and resources to Extension programs. Allowing professional volunteers to meet their desired leadership goals while simultaneously meeting the desired outcome of the Extension program requires effective communication with the corporation as well as the pro bono volunteer. To develop a pro bono volunteer program, Extension professionals should: identify shared outcomes; build collaboration; and effectively communicate how pro bono service provides an opportunity to achieve goals while meeting programming outcomes.
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Kelley, D. T., & Culp, K. (2013). Affecting Community Change: Involving Pro Bono Professionals as Extension Volunteers. The Journal of Extension, 51(5), Article 5. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.51.05.05