How to Create a Volunteer Handbook Your Volunteers Will Use

Get Fully Funded

If your organization relies on volunteers, even just a little, you need a volunteer handbook that spells out expectations, policies, and procedures. A volunteer handbook is an essential piece of a successful volunteer program at a nonprofit.

Why Volunteer Management is Important in 2021

Volunteer Hub

an hour), the need for strategic volunteer management is becoming increasingly crucial. Here is why volunteer management is important in 2021. Volunteers provide nonprofits with their time in exchange for the opportunity to make a difference within their community.

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Best Practices for Managing and Organizing Volunteers in 2021

Volunteer Hub

Strategically managing and organizing volunteers can maximize impact, reduce turnover, and create opportunities in 2021. One of the most valuable capabilities of strategic volunteer management is the ability to organize volunteers to create value. Create Volunteer Profiles.

5 Ways to Retain More Volunteers in 2021

Volunteer Hub

What steps is your nonprofit taking to retain volunteers in 2021? Deploying strategies to retain volunteers in 2021 is crucial to the success of your nonprofit. If your nonprofit is like many organizations in 2021, you rely heavily on volunteers to reach your mission and goals.

Another New eToolkit: Engaging Volunteer Leaders

VQ Strategies

Volunteer leaders can build the capacity of staff throughout an organization, yet many professionals are reluctant to empower volunteer leaders because they are uncomfortable delegating responsibilities. Fear of being replaced by volunteers.

Create a Successful Volunteer Program that Inspires Volunteers to Follow Through

Get Fully Funded

The key to a successful volunteer program is follow through. Maybe you’ve been there: Someone contacts your organization eager to volunteer. You can’t believe this amazing volunteer just dropped out of the sky… …Until you never hear from that volunteer again.

How to Recruit Remote Volunteers During COVID-19 Using RemoteHub

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Julia Boyun , Marketing Manager at RemoteHub – a job and volunteer marketplace and community that connects and matches companies and nonprofit organizations with remote professionals. The crucial role of volunteers in nonprofit organizations can’t possibly be understated.

Volunteer-Management Tool Mobilizes 20,000 Volunteers for Week of Service in LA

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofits often have to mobilize a large number of volunteers quickly and efficiently to make an event run smoothly and keep expenses down so money raised can go directly toward the cause. Software/Technology Volunteers

Employee Volunteering Content Roundup

sgEngage

Points of Light, an organization focused on creating a global culture of volunteerism, is hosting its 2 nd annual Global Volunteer Month throughout April. Volunteering looked different for many over the course of the past year. What does volunteering look like in a post-pandemic world

Post-Pandemic: Rebuilding Your Volunteer and Financial Base

Bloomerang

But as the Coronavirus appears on the backfoot, it’s a good moment to take stock of the damage it’s done and consider the financial opportunities of volunteer re-engagement and new funding currently available. The challenge of human resources: volunteer re-engagement.

Midwest Food Bank: Putting people first, and leading with their volunteers

Charity Navigator

Many great non-profits are built on incredible volunteer programs. Not only do volunteers deliver operational efficiencies (free labor!) food banks golden Golden volunteers Midwest Food Bank Volunteer Week Volunteer Week 2021 volunteering volunteers

Tips To Attract & Retain Skilled Volunteers That Grow Your Nonprofit

Bloomerang

I use this analogy because I believe every nonprofit is sitting on untapped potential: the volunteer. It doesn’t matter on what scale your nonprofit runs, the goodwill and talents of volunteers are the jet fuel to growth. Too often volunteers become people offered the menial jobs.

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Finding the Right Volunteer Opportunity

VQ Strategies

April’s issue focuses on — you guessed it — volunteering! VQ Volunteer Strategies contributed a checklist to help individuals find the “Right Opportunity” for volunteering. Have you seen the latest issue of Civic Life Today magazine?

How to Attract and Retain Volunteers in 2021

Volunteer Hub

Attracting and retaining volunteers is crucial to your organization’s mission. How do you get volunteers for a school event, charity, community service project, or another opportunity? And if they volunteer once, how do you get them to come back again?

New Volunteer Checklist: How to Onboard and Welcome New Volunteers

Wild Apricot

Most nonprofits and membership organizations depend on volunteers to help run projects, raise funds, organize events, and even manage day-to-day administration.

Is Your Volunteer Management Solution Up-to-Date in 2021?

Volunteer Hub

Your volunteer management solution can make or break your volunteer program! Your organization’s volunteer management solution is a crucial component of your volunteer program. Is Your Volunteer Management Solution Integrated with CRM? million volunteers.

4 Life-Enriching Reasons to Volunteer

Volunteer Hub

Volunteering has the power to positively impact the community and provide you with life-changing benefits at the same time. For most people who volunteer, the motivation is to make a difference and give something back to society. Are you a nonprofit reviewing your volunteer program?

VolunteerHub Helps Holocaust Museum Houston Increase Volunteers by 478%

Volunteer Hub

Holocaust Museum Houston needed a volunteer management solution to help them recruit, engage, and manage volunteers, following expansion. VolunteerHub provided the features the organization needed and helped increase active volunteers by 478%.

4 Ways to Measure Volunteer Program Return on Investment (ROI)

Volunteer Hub

Your organization’s volunteer program is an important driver toward mission. Here are 4 ways to measure volunteer program ROI and ensure you are getting the highest amount of value. Chances are, volunteers play an important role in your organization. Measure Volunteer Value.

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4 Common Volunteer Management Problems and How to Bypass Them

Volunteer Hub

Managing event volunteers can be challenging! Here are 4 of the most common volunteer management problems and how your organization can avoid them. Every event planner and/or volunteer coordinator loves a group of enthusiastic volunteers. Unengaged Volunteers.

7 Virtual Volunteer Ideas

Whole Whale

Volunteering has always brought people together in service of a common cause but now we must do this online due to COVID-19. Once you have found the right idea post it where volunteers will find it , then consider a volunteer management tool to make sure they are well managed.

5 Tips for Recruiting Virtual Volunteers

Volunteer Hub

Finding and recruiting virtual volunteers can help your organization grow amid COVID-19. Here are 5 tips for finding the right volunteers to give virtually. Volunteers can be difficult to recruit as time is becoming more and more precious. Reach out to existing volunteers.

Volunteering Abroad Program

VolunteerMark

Introduction Volunteering is a genuine act of love and happiness. Volunteering abroad program is the trips implemented by nonprofit organizations to share, help, and understand humanity’s importance. The post Volunteering Abroad Program appeared first on VolunteerMark Blog.

7 Reasons Why You Need a Volunteer Onboarding Process

Wild Apricot

Do you have a group of new volunteers starting at your organization? If so, you only have one chance to make a good first impression and welcome them into your community — it all starts with a great volunteer onboarding process.

Training Volunteers for Hybrid Events: 7 Best Practices

Cadmium CD

Volunteers can help make your hybrid event a success. Make the most of your volunteers’ time by training them to take on virtual and in-person tasks.  But a well-planned volunteer training program gets you one step closer to a glitch-free event.

Nonprofit Volunteer Trends Round-up (May 2021)

Blue Fox

​While many nonprofits have reopened their doors for volunteers to safely resume serving, other organizations are continuing to engage with volunteers virtually with board/committee meetings and fundraising events.

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New eToolkit on Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers Amid Uncertainty

VQ Strategies

Volunteer engagement has been evolving for years, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations were forced to accelerate change at an unprecedented rate. With only a few exceptions, organizations either chose to adapt or temporarily shut down their volunteer efforts.

Honor MLK Day By Volunteering

Eric Jacobsen Blog

on Monday, January 18, volunteer or make the decision to volunteer in your community. You can turn to Volunteer Match to find volunteer opportunities right in your neighborhood or nearby surrounding area. As the nation honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

5 Features to Look for in Volunteer Scheduling Software

Volunteer Hub

Choosing the right volunteer scheduling software for your organization comes down to identifying a solution that provides the features necessary to elevate your volunteer program and process. Does your program utilize the support of corporate partners to fill volunteer opportunities?

4 Tips for Recruiting and Engaging Virtual Volunteers in 2021 and Beyond

Volunteer Hub

If your organization is looking for new ways to recruit and engage virtual volunteers, here are 4 tips that can help create a smooth process for both your organization and volunteers transitioning to a remote setting. Finally, training is key when recruiting virtual volunteers.

4 Tips for Recruiting and Engaging Virtual Volunteers in 2021 and Beyond

NonProfit PRO

The value of virtual volunteers has been escalated for many nonprofits in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers

4 Reasons Why VolunteerHub is the Best Solution for Volunteer Centers

Volunteer Hub

VolunteerHub can help your center engage, recruit, and manage volunteers. Here are 4 reasons you should consider VolunteerHub when vetting volunteer management software. million volunteers and 7 million event registrations. Industry-Leading Features for Volunteer Centers.

Creating a More Robust Volunteer Development Program During the Covid-19 Crisis

Blue Avocado

What does your volunteer engagement program look like right now? The post Creating a More Robust Volunteer Development Program During the Covid-19 Crisis appeared first on Blue Avocado. Current Issue Volunteers Sustainability

Ask Rita: Can Our Paid Employees Also Do Volunteer Work for Us?

Blue Avocado

The pandemic, along with the holidays, has inspired some of our employees to inquire about doing extra work for us as volunteers. We don’t normally use volunteers. The post Ask Rita: Can Our Paid Employees Also Do Volunteer Work for Us? HR and Employment Issues Volunteers

The 6 Hidden Benefits Of Volunteering

TechImpact

As if contributing to a cause that’s bigger than yourself wasn’t reason enough to give your time, volunteering your time to a charitable cause has some hidden benefits, too. If it is so intuitively obvious that volunteering is beneficial to someone, why is volunteering at a 10 year low ? And with 85 percent of nonprofit organization relying heavily on the contributions made by volunteers, the problem is coming to a head. Learn how to better manage your volunteers.

Volunteers Please Come Back

Wild Apricot

Here''s a look at survey findings (and SlideShare presentation) that offer insight into what motivates repeat volunteers. Volunteers

4 Valuable Benefits of a Contactless Volunteer Check-In Process

Volunteer Hub

Deploying a contactless check-in process can help your organization protect volunteers, streamline operations, and prepare for the future. 2020 and 2021 have changed the way many nonprofits manage volunteers, host events, and reach goals. Better Volunteer Experience.

Celebrating National Volunteer Week

Wild Apricot

It''s National Volunteer Week - how is your organization celebrating? national volunteer week Volunteers

Value of volunteer time rose nearly 5 percent in 2020

Candid

Independent Sector has announced that the estimated value of a volunteer hour in the United States reached $28.54 Bureau of Labor Statistics and uses data from AmeriCorps on volunteer hours. Reprinted from PND.

Top Tips for Volunteer Recruitment During COVID-19

Connection Cafe

Leading a group of passionate volunteers, doing deeds that help the community around you, and making a meaningful difference to an important cause are what make the job of a volunteer management leader worth it. All you need is a dedicated and effective way to recruit those volunteers.

Keeping Volunteer Information Secure from Cyber Theft & Data Leaks

VolunteerMark

That being said, volunteers applying […]. The post Keeping Volunteer Information Secure from Cyber Theft & Data Leaks appeared first on VolunteerMark Blog. Guest Post Managing Volunteers Technology Volunteer Management Virtual Volunteer Management volunteer management

Know Your Volunteers To Drive Better Volunteers

TechImpact

of of Americans over the age of 16 volunteered in some capacity between 2009, and 2013. Whether it’s through public out reach, word of mouth, or online recruitment, finding the best and brightest volunteers is difficult. Learn how to better manage your volunteers. Whatever volunteer problem your nonprofit might be tasked with solving, bringing in more volunteers, with better resumes is always (or at least should always) be at the top of your list.

Encourage Your Employees To Volunteer

Eric Jacobsen Blog

As a leader, if you are not already volunteering, what a great time to start. Make a commitment to yourself to start volunteering before next week starts! And, a growing number of businesses are rewarding employees who volunteer by giving them extra vacation time and other incentives.