Engaged citizens across the country participate in approximately 7.7 billion hours of volunteer service each year. They are essential to many nonprofits as a way to meet their mission on minor budgets. Yet, managing volunteers effectively can be challenging and time consuming. This section offers resources for maintaining your volunteer program.
Citizens Who Share Your Passion
High Impact Volunteers
This assessment tool is designed to help leaders and stakeholders reflect both on the work that is successfully being done in an organization and on what would be possible if more resources were available.
The Individual Volunteer Plan (IVP) is a tool designed to customize a volunteer engagement career to meet both the volunteer's aspirations and the organization's needs.
This tool is designed to assess motivational styles and identify types of volunteer positions matching those styles.
A Position Description details the responsibilities and expectations of the volunteer assignment and is the basis for cultivation, selection, and support of the volunteer.
This brainstorming tool helps organizational leaders and stakeholders re-imagine how new volunteer positions can be developed—and how existing positions can be restructured—to attract skilled volunteers and build organizational capacity in new ways.
This tool helps identify acknowledgement based on the motivational analysis.
Incorporate these helpful tips into your volunteer recruitment plan.
To make sure that each volunteer gets a thorough orientation, adapt this checklist for your needs.