Volunteer Program Management
This book gives an overview of the components of effective risk management, including information on negligence, vicarious liability, and statutory obligations. It provides tools to examine and plan improvement of current practices: tips, checklists, sample forms, and strategies.
This article explains why involving virtual volunteers can benefit an organization because these volunteers still can research topic, design presentations, offer professional advice, etc.
This book provides printer-ready pages about volunteering; how to work with volunteers, the history of volunteering, and today's trends. The pages are intended for use as training handouts, bulletin board posters, or newsletter inserts.
This article provides an updated version of the annual survey depicting the value of volunteer time in the United States.
This book addresses the top decision-maker's role in a volunteer program. It recognizes the issues necessary to successfully facilitate a volunteer program including: developing a vision for volunteer involvement, addressing questions of policy, budgeting funds and other resources, staffing the volunteer program, assessing the impact of volunteer contributions, and dealing with legal issues, risk management, and insurance issues.
This book lays out a solid foundation for any volunteer management practitioner or student, based on the "Certification Competencies" developed by the Association for Volunteer Administration. Chapters deal with establishing an organizational climate for volunteers; recruiting volunteers using marketing approaches; and training, supervising, and evaluating volunteers. Many case-study examples are also included.
This handbook provides ways to effectively plan, train, administer, manage and communicate with volunteers.
This article provides a worksheet to help organizations decide what types of volunteers are needed; what specific work needs to be done, who are the direct recipients of the service, and what scheduling considerations are involved.
This article explains first what is virtual volunteering then debunks twelve myths that are associated with online volunteering such as this for of volunteering is for individuals with no time, online volunteering is impersonal, etc.
This article outlines best practices in reimbursing volunteer expenses.
This online article outlines some best practices for developing and implementing a virtual volunteering program. Topics covered include: Establishing a Virtual Volunteering Program, Examples of Virtual Volunteering, Making Email Communications More Effective, and Safety in Online Volunteering Programs.
This article describes the importance of mentoring the volunteer coordinator by preparing and assisting them with difficult situations and giving them advice during tough circumstances. NOTE: a paid subscription is needed to view this resource.
This article provides sample agreements for organizations to use as a starting point in drafting a volunteer agreement.
This article offers four suggestions for recovering from workplace mistakes and blunders.
This checklist provides an example of a volunteer coordinator's role. In this example it is specific to a particular church, it can be used as an outline to compose a volunteer coordinator role description specific to other organizations.
This article describes the planning involved in starting a volunteer program in an organization. Every detail is important starting with needs assessment, volunteer position development, recruitment, supervision, evaluation and recognition.
This article describes the importance of developing a job description for volunteer that will not only help the organization achieve its goals, but help the volunteer to be placed in a fulfilling position. This article also provides a volunteer position description worksheet to give the manager an idea of how to create a description
This article describes the importance of developing a job description for volunteers that will not only help the organization achieve its goals, but will also place volunteers in fulfilling positions. This article also provides a volunteer position description worksheet which will give volunteer managers an idea of how to create a description.
This article provides basic information on volunteer screening, a key component in risk management. It offers tips and information on background checks, questions for interviews, and a sample volunteer application and agreement.
This handbook is for use in setting and applying standards of practice for volunteer management. Topics covered include volunteer resources, staff, policies and procedures for volunteer involvement, volunteer assignment design, recruiting volunteers, screening volunteers and more.
This article discusses methods for estimating the economic value of volunteers in terms of dollar value and time value.