- Virtual Volunteering Home
- Developing and Implementing a Virtual Volunteering Program
- Identifying and Creating Assignments for Online Volunteers
- Online Volunteer Resources
- Volunteer Manager Resources
- Volunteers with Disabilities
Websites for Volunteer Managers
This is a list of web sites 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.
An alliance of colleges, universities, and nonprofits preparing undergraduates for careers with youth and human service organizations.
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.
Association for Volunteer Administration (AVA)
AVA is an international membership organization, based in the United States, working to promote professionalism and strengthen leadership in volunteerism. The AVA Web site has information on AVA membership, publications, benefits of involvement, upcoming events, and AVA's "premier" professional credentialing program in the field of volunteer program management, CVA (Certified in Volunteer Administration).
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.
eNewsletters covering all aspects of volunteer management. Free subscription available.
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.
A nonprofit organization based in San Francisco that connects technical professionals who want to volunteer with nonprofits who need them.
CYBERVPM(Cyber Volunteer Program Management)
An excellent site of volunteer management resources, with suggestions on volunteer program development, recruitment, screening, training, and other management issues, as well as information on recruiting and accomodating a diverse volunteer base, sample policies, online volunteer applications, and other helpful documents.
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.
An expanding circle of educators that fosters and promotes community service learning as an effective educational tool. "The Invisible College recognizes the transforming power of service learning to involve the academy as a responsible and inclusive member of the diverse community."
An association of national nonprofit health and human service organizations.
Nonprofit FAQs - Volunteerism
Frequently Asked Questions and their answers, compiled from posts by nonprofit professionals to USNonprofit-l (list serve) and soc.org.nonprofit (usenet group), as well as from information posted to other nonprofit-related Internet discussion groups. Comprehensive, with information or links to information on volunteering from both a voluteer's and an agency's point of view. Includes information on setting up an all-volunteer program, program development strategy, training and screening volunteers.
Excerpts from Non-Profit Nuts & Bolts, a subscription based newsletter with practical tips for not-for-profit organizations, including information for volunteer managers.
Includes selections from the Center's newsletters and other publications, as well as information about its services and how to order publications in their entirety.
Online Bibliography Of Books On Volunteerism
An index of basic books about being a leader of volunteers either in an agency or in an all-volunteer group. All are available through mail order. This list is compiled by The Internet Nonprofit Center.
This simple handbook covers the basics of how to conduct a community service project. The first three sections deal with building a team, developing a service project and ideas for service projects. The final sections cover such nuts and bolts topics as managing volunteers; forming committees; budgeting and fundraising; publicizing a project; and legal issues. At the end of the book, you'll find general volunteer and safety guidelines.
Helpful information for organizations in the UK, by VOIS, the Voluntary Organisations Internet Server. VOIS has additional resources at http://www.vois.org.uk
Frequently Asked Questions and their answers for the soc.org.service-clubs.misc newsgroup.
Seven Steps To Achieve Effective Volunteer Support
From Canadian Fundraiser, reprinted online by CharityVillage.
A Texas-based project to serve the leaders and managers of volunteer and community service initiatives. A project of the Charles A. Dana Center of the University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with Texas Commission of Volunteerism and Community Services.
Detailed, comprehensive information to encourage and assist in the development of virtual volunteering opportunities and the management of online volunteers. Originally begun by Impact Online, it is now a project of the Center for Volunteerism and Community Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin.
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.
Volunteer Today: An Electronic Gazette
A site by MBA Publishing that provides recruiting and retention tips, ideas to enhance training and education programs, reviews of offline resources, the MBA catalog.