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Volunteer Management Consultant


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About Me

I make managing volunteers simple, so you can focus on what matters.

With half a decade of experience in managing over 3,000 volunteers, I offer proven methods of recruitment, access to dedicated volunteers in the community, and deep knowledge of multiple volunteer management softwares.

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"I had the pleasure of working with Lena just as COVID-19 was hitting our community. She joined the Foodbank of Santa Barbara team and provided critical volunteer management as we responded to the pandemic. Lena is exceptional at creating order in ambiguous situations and developing operating protocols to move programs forward. She is organized, thoughtful, and personable. She takes the volunteer programs she works with to higher levels and is a delight to work with."

Lisa Skvarla, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

"Lena Childers expertly oversees our volunteer program of over 600 participants. She is highly personable, very detail oriented and extremely responsible. All of our volunteers look forward to working with her each year. I know without a doubt she will complete her duties to the highest degree possible."

Sean Pratt, Santa Barbara International Film Festival


I highly recommend Lena Childers to anyone considering using her services. I had the privilege and good fortune to work withy Lena over a period of several years when she was in charge of overseeing and coordinating the volunteers at the Santa Barbara Film International Festival. Lena completely reorganized the way this complicated process had been carried out over many years and did so with creativity and hard work. In the process, she set up a system which greatly simplified the time an effort others needed to devote both before and during the Film Festival. She was tireless in her efforts and cooly and calmly dealt with the various other issues that staff and volunteers raised during the Film Festival and did so with good cheer and without complaint. During the Festival, she worked long hours and was simply a pleasure to deal with. I wouldn't hesitate to employ her services - if you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to do so. 

Jerry Lawrence Siegel, Former Volunteer

My Services

​I can help with:

  • Recruitment & retention

  • Scheduling

  • Volunteer management softwares

  • Volunteer appreciation

  • Volunteer & staff training

  • Program design & planning

  • And much more!

Let's Talk!

I provide flexible options for my clients - from short-term consultations, to full-cycle project management, to everything in between. Let's chat about how I can best support you.

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