Volunteer Resources

  • Volunteer Management Course
    Distance education course on volunteer management taught by an expert in the field - Susan Ellis.
  • Association for Volunteer Administration
    The Association for Volunteer Administration is an international membership organization whose purpose is to promote professionalism and strengthen leadership in volunteerism.
  • CyberVPM
    Resources for volunteer program managers and volunteers.
  • Energize Inc.
    Whether you are a paid director of volunteers or an officer of an all-volunteer association, this website can help you! They are an international consulting, training and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism. President Susan Ellis is a faculty member of the Society's Learning Institute educational programs.
  • Energize: Benefits of Policies
    An outstanding article on the Energize Inc web site on the topic of the benefits of volunteer policies by Linda L. Graff.
  • IdeaList - Action Without Borders
    Provides information about lawsuits and volunteers, legal handbook for nonprofits and volunteers, managing your volunteers/committees, useful hints for volunteers and volunteers resources.
  • Independent Sector: Giving and Volunteering
    This national nonprofit organization regularly surveys and publishes data on volunteer trends.
  • Learning to Give
    Learning to Give offers lesson plans, activities, and resources to educate youth about the power of philanthropy (sharing time, talent and treasure). Empower young people to make a difference in their school, their community and their world!
  • Learning-In-Deed
    A W.K. Kellogg  initiative which aims to make service- learning a teaching strategy that integrates service to others with classroom instruction - part of every K-12 student's experience. 
  • Legal Handbook for Volunteers
    Online edition of the Volunteer's Legal Handbook, by James D. DeWitt
  • Morgridge Center for Public Service
    A program of The Wisconsin Union, the Morgridge Center for Public Service advances the Wisconsin Idea by promoting civic engagement, strengthening teaching and learning, and building collaborative partnerships through public service, service-learning, and community-based research
  • Nonprofit Risk Management Center
    Helps nonprofit staff and volunteers control risks so they can focus on their missions.
  • SERVEnet.org
    SERVEnet.org is the premier website on service and volunteering. Through SERVEnet, users can enter their zip code, city, state, skills, interests, and availability and be matched with organizations needing help. SERVEnet is also a place to search for calendar events, job openings, service news, recommended books, and best practices.
  • United Nations Volunteers
    The United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV) is the UN organization that supports human development globally by promoting volunteerism and by mobilizing volunteers.  Other related resources through UNV include World Volunteer Web and Online Volunteering.
  • Virtual Volunteering Project
    A project to encourage and assist in the development of volunteer activities that can be completed off-site via the Internet. This project was launched in 1996 by the co-founders of Impact Online.
  • Volunteer Match
    VolunteerMatch is the nonprofit, online service that helps interested volunteers get involved with community service organizations throughout the United States .
  • Volunteer Today "Electronic Gazette"
    Another site providing volunteer management information, links, and resources, plus up-to-the-minute "news" items of interest to the field, compiled by trainer/author Nancy Macduff.

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