Volunteers-An Invaluable Resource

Volunteers are a vital part of the nonprofit community. With limited staff and financial resources, nonprofits often turn to volunteers to run and/or manage programs. Creating a successful volunteer program is crucial to program success. The resources below will guide you in recruiting, training, managing and rewarding volunteers.

Recruiting and Training

  • The University of Kansas Community Tool Box provides an in-depth chapter on recruiting and training volunteers.
  • The Corporation for National and Community Service Resource Center provides myriad resources on recruiting and training volunteers.
  • Reasons People Volunteer
  • Sample Volunteer Recruitment Plan
  • Recruitment Tip Sheet
  • Volunteer Position Descriptions
  • Volunteer Application Form
  • Volunteer Orientation and Training
  • Volunteer Match allows you to post your volunteer opportunities online.
  • United We Serve, sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service, allows you to register your service project and recruit volunteers online.
  • Managing Volunteers

  • Energize, Inc is a website especially designed for volunteer managers. It has an extensive resource library with online publications covering such topics as volunteer retention and recognition to volunteer/staff relations.
  • The Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University provides a list of articles, reports and training materials on volunteer management. The articles and reports offer general volunteer management tips, but the list also contains articles on how to deal with problem volunteers, legal issues, and managing virtual volunteers.
  • The Volunteer Management Checklist created by the Resource Center at the Corporation for National and Community Service.
  • Rewarding Volunteers

  • The Johnson Center also gives some articles for recognizing volunteers.

  • Added 05/12/2010 by asblackwood


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