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".