How can we recruit and keep volunteers?
Some suggestions for finding volunteers and keeping them happy.
Where should we place volunteer recruitment ads?
From "TURNING A VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTION INTO A RECRUITMENT
STRATEGY" on the Volunteer Program Management Mini-University
How can we use the internet to recruit volunteers?
There are increasingly sophisticated websites available to help.
How can we recruit volunteers with disabilities?
Online volunteering programs can allow for the greater participation
of people who might find volunteering difficult or impossible because
of a disability. [link]
What should NOT be included on a volunteer application form?
The Americans with Disabilities Act sets standards for recruiting
and screening volunteers as well as employees. [link]
Is it important to interview volunteers?
Even though people question the value of the process, organizations
will want to interview prospective volunteers. [link]
Are volunteer job descriptions necessary?
Before you ask for volunteers, be sure you understand what you will
expect of them. [link]
Why is it important to recognize volunteer contributions?
Volunteers deserve the assurance that what they are doing is needed.
How do we know what training our volunteers need?
The value of training can be enhanced by paying attention to the
context of training for the learner. [link]
Can employees of a nonprofit also volunteer their time?
This is a very tricky problem, subject to complex rules under the
Fair Labor Standards Act and many state laws. [link]
How can we assess our volunteer management practices?
Link to this handy checklist. [link]
What should we know about volunteer liability risks?
Three articles from a six-part series on common myths about the
risks of using volunteers in nonprofit organizations are available
Are there any software programs available to help keep track
This web site includes links to various online directories of volunteer
management software. [link]
Where can we learn more about volunteer management?
Link to an on-line tutorial about volunteer management. [link]
Is there an international organization for volunteer administration?
Yes! It's called the Association of Volunteer Administration. [link]