Other sources of information


  1. http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/volunteers/index.cfm
    Articles regarding managing tech volunteers.
  2. www.nationalserviceresources.org
    Tons of information for nonprofits, including those working with volunteers.
  3. http://www.ctcnet.org/resources/ctcweb.asp?webcat=volunteers
    List of more resources.
  4. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cybervpm
    This listserv provides a community for those managing volunteers.
  5. http://www.volunteer.ca/index-eng.php
    The Volunteer Canada website has great information for those managing volunteers; most of the information is not specific to Canada.
  6. http://www.charityvillage.com/cv/research/rvol.html
    Articles on Volunteer Recruitment, Relations and Management
  7. http://www.energizeinc.com/
    An international training, consulting and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism. The web site is a place where leaders of volunteers can exchange views on critical issues in the field, browse pertinent articles, gather information on how to broaden their professional skills and networks, advance their careers and link to other sites useful to volunteer managers.
  8. http://academic.regis.edu/volunteer/ivan
    Ivan has been one of the most instrumental and forward-thinking leaders in the volunteerism field for over three decades. Now in his 70s, Ivan is sharing more than 700 pages of his innovative writings, most out of print and only available online.
  9. http://www.casanet.org/program-management/volunteer-manage/index.htm
    Wide range of materials on volunteer recruitment, retention, screening and supervision, from Court Appointed Special Advocates.
  10. http://www.nald.ca/fulltext/heritage/ComPartnE/pub_list.htm
    Resources on recruiting volunteers, fundraising and promotion
  11. http://www.usafreedomcorps.gov/for_orgs/non_profits/index.asp
    Freedom Corps guide to starting and maintaining an effective volunteer program.
  12. http://www.urbanministry.org/wiki/training-materials-topic#volunteers
    PowerPoint presentations on TechMission's website on Volunteer Management.


Secular volunteer matching websites




1. Little, Helen. Volunteers: How to get them, how to keep them. 1999 Panacea Press Naperville IL


2. Fisher, James C. and Kathleen M. Cole. Leadership and Management of Volunteer Programs. San Fransisco: Jossey-Bass, 1993.


3. Lennartson, Susan. Invite! Ignite! Unite!. Minneapolis, MN: Lutheran Brotherhood, 1999.


4. Willams, Dennis E. and Gangel, Kenneth O. Volunteers for Today's Church: How to Recruit and Retain Workers. Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2004.


5. Campbell, Katherine Noyes and Ellis, Susan J. The (Help!) I-Don'T-Have-Enough-Time Guide to Volunteer Management. Philidephia: Energize, 1995.


6. Ellis, Susan J. The Volunteer Recruitment (and Membership Development) Book. Philidephia: Energize, 2002.




1. Silverberg, Lisa, and Mark Osten. "Getting help that is helpful: how to get the right volunteers." Posted 6/21/02. http://www.techsoup.org/howto/articlepage.cfm?ArticleId=398&topicid=7. accessed 4/20/2005. Summit Collaborative's Strategic Technology Program, 2002.


2. TechSoup. "Write a Volunteer Job Description: What to include in the all-important volunteer job description." Posted May 3, 2000. http://www.techsoup.org/howto/articlepage.cfm?ArticleId=86&topicid=7. accessed 4/20. Compumentor, 2000.


3. TechSoup. "Structuring a successful volunteer project: getting the most from your technical volunteer." Posted 2/4/02. http://www.techsoup.org/howto/articlepage.cfm?ArticleId=357&topicid=7. accessed 4/20/05. Compumentor, 2000.


4. Heberger, Joan and Karen Thomas. "Volunteers and Legal Issues: Limiting Your Liability." http://www.techsoup.org/howto/articlepage.cfm?ArticleId=201&topicid=7. accessed 4/20. Compumentor, 2000.



5. Volunteer Management Theory. http://www.volunteer.ca/volcan/eng/iwork/vol-managment.php?display=3,0,2 . Volunteer Canada website. Accessed 4/29/05.


6. Luchuk, Louise Chatterton. Volunteer Recognition: Appreciating volunteers 52 weeks of the year. http://www.charityvillage.com/cv/archive/acov/acov05/acov0513.html . 4/25/05. accessed 4/29/05.


7. Canadian Fundraiser. Matching the "Thank You" to the volunteer. http://www.charityvillage.com/cv/research/rvol23.html. 6/30/98. accessed 4/29/05.


8. Staff worksheet: planning a volunteer position. http://www.casanet.org/program-management/volunteer-manage/worksht.htm accessed 06-02


9. Essential Volunteer Management. http://www.casanet.org/program-management/volunteer-manage/essenvol.htm#Supervision accessed 06-02


Other Resources

1. www.volunteerselect.com

Background checks. Includes most major screenings, for a fee.

2. www.paperdirect.com

Buy certificates to thank volunteers.

3. http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/

Volunteers can earn the President's Volunteer Service Award by volunteering for a certain amount of hours in twelve months.

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