6 Volunteer Management Presentations


These are some of the resources I present to donors and to agencies. They are rough and they require extra explanation in many places. But, since I haven't trademarked them, unfortunately, I am sharing them with you. Feel free to email me with any questions...I also have a list of websites and reading that supplement this. I'll get it on the wiki sometime soon hopfully.

Volunteer for Beer


At least that was what we were going to entitle our volunteer alert. Thought better of it at second glance. The Director of Teaming for Technology and I attended the John Mayer concert on Tue. night at our area's big amphitheatre to work a concession/vendor stand as a fundraising project. There was quite a process to be invitied, to host a stand, get certified to sell alcohol, etc.

3 External Resources for Volunteer Management


Listed below are a variety of external links related to Volunteer Management:

Management Help's Extensive Volunteer Management Resource

Volunteer Today's Volunteer Resource Clearinghouse

Helpful websites on best practices, volunteerism, and more!


Hey all,

Here are some resources that I hope you find useful!  The first site is more comprehensive, while the last three focus on volunteerism.  I have more resources related to other topics, but I'll save those for another day.  :)

ETR Associates Epicenter www.nationalserviceresources.org - This site, developed by the Corporation for National and Community Service, lists best practices for a variety of topics.  AmeriCorps members submit what worked for them, so their experiences are easy to relate to.  If you click on the AmeriCorps logo, you can search by topic area, such as Education, Human Needs, Program Management, and Volunteer Management to name a few.  I found it to be useful during my previous VISTA term when I wasn't sure where to start on a certain task.

(Hopefully) Useful info about recruiting volunteers


Good afternoon, all! 

 So....even though volunteer recruitment has nothing to do with what I will be doing during my VISTA term, I'd still like to blog about it because it's something I'm really interested in overall.  During my first VISTA term (yup, this is year two of AmeriCorps for me), I found this to be quite useful since volunteer recruitment and management was one of my tasks.  The information comes from the following website where you can find lots more information on volunteering:  http://www.drcharity.com/voluntee.html

Comment from danielle martin on September 28, 2006 - 4:26pm

Hi Laura,

Thanks for blogging this! Since AJ was asking and you were answering so well, I created a resource page for volunteer management. So keep blogging and tag it "volunteer"! Also, try adding links in Delicious with the tags "ctcvista" and "volunteer".


Volunteer Management


Here's the beginning of some discussion around how to recruit and retain volunteers!

Straight Bloggin'


Yeah, so I'm blogging. Week 3 at the job. Trying to figure out that delicate balance between direct service and capacity building. Trying to get some people even crazier than me to do the direct service bit on a volunteer/intern basis. Anyone out there have any leads for getting volunteers? Specifically, in the Boston area? Been hitting colleges and posting on Craigslist and such.