Websites for Volunteer Managers

This is a list of websites that features information on volunteer centers, volunteer screening, matching, record-keeping and evaluation, legal issues/risk management, volunteer/staff relations, online activism by volunteers, and volunteer management software. Also includes links to resources for coordinators of service learning programs.

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance exists to strengthen the leadership of the social sector and to sustain the ability of nonprofits to fulfill their missions with a talented and prepared workforce.

American Red Cross National Office

This is an excellent example of how an organization lets audiences know, via the Internet, the value of volunteers to the agency, what kinds of people volunteer, and what services these volunteers provide.

Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration

The CVA (Certified in Volunteer Administration) credential was developed by the Association for Volunteer Administration (AVA) in the early 1980's as a professional development tool for individual practitioners who mobilize and manage volunteers.

National Center for Community Engagement

Serves as a national advocate for community colleges in service learning to sustain service learning as a national movement, as well as serving member organizations and others in the promotion and implementation of community service as a means to improve teaching and learning to the ultimate benefit of students and the communities in which they live.

Charity Channel

A search for volunteer management review provides eNewsletter articles covering all aspects of volunteer management. 

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Includes links to a variety of volunteer management and volunteerism-related resources. Also includes a summary of the contents of the current issue of The Chronicle,the national newspaper of the non-profit world.

TechSoup

A nonprofit organization based in San Francisco that connects technical professionals who want to volunteer with nonprofits who need them.

CYBERVPM

An online international (yahoo) discussion group for volunteer managers. 

Energize, Inc.

Susan J. Ellis, an internationally-recognized expert in volunteerism, is president of Energize, Inc., a publishing, training and consulting firm specializing in volunteerism. Her web site includes numerous excerpts from her books and articles on employee/volunteer relations, all-volunteer group leadership, policy development, program assessment, record-keeping, recruitment, risk and liability, service learning, training tools, trends, volunteer centers and international policy development, and much more! Newly added: a job bank of volunteer management positions, and a list of all DOVIAs in the U.S.A.

National Human Service Assembly 

An association of national nonprofit health and community development organizations.

Nonprofit Risk Management Center

Includes selections on risk management issues related to volunteers in their entirety.

National Center for Charitable Statistics

The NCCS mission is to develop and disseminate high quality data on nonprofit organizations and their activities for use in research on the relationships between the nonprofit sector, government, the commercial sector, and the broader civil society.

Idealist.org

Job, internship, and volunteer search site for individuals looking for opportunities in the nonprofit sector. 

Seven Steps To Achieve Effective Volunteer Support

From Canadian Fundraiser, reprinted online by CharityVillage, seven essential steps to help make your Volunteer Program a long term success.

Volunteer Match - Virtual Volunteering 

Detailed, comprehensive information to encourage and assist in the development of virtual volunteering opportunities and the management of online volunteers. 

Volunteer Management Certificate Program Online

An online noncredit program available from Washington State University. Take up to six months per Unit or up to two years for the full Certificate. Units may be taken in any order. Access to each Unit is controlled through a password to a WSU Virtual Classroom.