How to Create a Volunteer Handbook Your Volunteers Will Use

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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.

Create a Successful Volunteer Program that Inspires Volunteers to Follow Through

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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.

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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

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.

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

EveryAction

A thriving volunteer program can help maximize your organization’s impact. By evaluating your existing volunteer program and renewing your focus on recruitment and retention, you can build a thriving and sustainable volunteer program that will propel your work forward. Evaluating Your Existing Volunteer Program. Your co-workers and current volunteers can help you identify all of the ways that you can grow and upgrade your operation. Recruiting More Volunteers.

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.

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.

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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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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

30 Volunteer Appreciation Ideas to Grow Your Nonprofit| Donorbox

Donorbox

Your volunteers are helpful, dedicated, and demonstrate a strong commitment to your nonprofit. The post 30 Volunteer Appreciation Ideas to Grow Your Nonprofit| Donorbox appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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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.

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?

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.

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

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

How to Prepare the Perfect Volunteer Recruitment Email

Wild Apricot

Are you looking to recruit volunteers for an event or to take on a few regular tasks to help your organization? Whether you need in-person or remote volunteers, a great place to start is by sending an email to your existing contacts.

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Volunteer Orientation and Training for Nonprofits: The Ultimate Guide

Wild Apricot

Volunteers are the lifeblood of nonprofit organizations. With shoestring budgets and big missions, many nonprofits rely heavily on committed volunteers to help carry out their work.

Philanthropy Cloud Adds New Volunteer Management Capabilities for National Volunteer Week

Saleforce Nonprofit

In 2008, the Points of Light Foundation and the Salesforce Foundation conceived HandsOn Connect — a native Salesforce application designed specifically to make volunteering easier for employees and nonprofits — in a series of whiteboard sessions in San Francisco.

How to Effectively Screen and Onboard New Volunteers Online

TechSoup

When someone expresses interest in volunteering with your nonprofit, library, or other program, they want to feel engaged quickly. Or at least they want to understand if the role is something they'd actually want to do. This is true for both online or in-person opportunities.

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

5 Ideas for Developing More Inclusive Volunteer Management

NTEN

An excellent place to start promoting inclusivity is your organization’s volunteer programs. This article will offer five ways to make your volunteer management process more inclusive by providing all volunteers a better experience from sign-up to clock out.

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week

Wild Apricot

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

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.

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.

What is Virtual Volunteering?

VolunteerMark

Volunteering is more than planting trees, mural work at schools, and cleaning parks & communities. Many nonprofit organizations utilize virtual volunteering space for various purposes. The post What is Virtual Volunteering? Service Spotlight Volunteering Virtual Gym classes.

How to Celebrate National Volunteer Month in 2020

Wild Apricot

April is National Volunteer Month, but how do we celebrate amidst the COVID-19 crisis? Here are some ideas

Why You Might Need a Volunteer Newsletter + 3 Templates

Wild Apricot

Do you find yourself sending a thousand emails to your volunteers that never get opened? Here's why you might want to send them a volunteer newsletter instead, plus great examples and templates you can use

How to Hold Volunteers Accountable

NonProfit Hub

For many of us, volunteers are the lifeblood of our organizations. In some cases, nonprofits are run entirely by volunteers. And while many of your volunteers are beyond helpful, there are some that are, well, not so helpful. Here’s how you can appreciate and hold volunteers accountable. This should go without saying, but spelling out guidelines and expectations right away is crucial with volunteers. Featured Volunteer Management

Volunteer Week Link Round-up

Wild Apricot

National Volunteer Week 2015 is winding down – here is a link round-up of volunteer posts to help you finish up your NVW celebrations. national volunteer week Volunteers

The Mission Driven Volunteer

Wild Apricot

Wouldn’t it be amazing to have an abundance of engaged, highly motivated volunteers who are brimming with ideas your association actually implements? Volunteers

Accommodating Volunteers with Disabilities

Wild Apricot

You want to make volunteering as welcoming to the widest number of people possible. disabilities volunteeringAccessibility and diversity are about accommodating everyone, not just people with disabilities or people who are from minority groups.

Mastering Social Networking as a Volunteer

Amy Sample Ward

Yesterday was the 2012 New York Cares Leadership Conference , and I had the distinct pleasure of presenting a session to volunteer leaders and inspiring community members. The session focused on using core social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to raise awareness and inspire others as a volunteer. Do you want to be sharing what you know and learn with other volunteers? Inspiring and recruiting your friends to volunteer with you?

4 Ways Leaders Can Sustain Volunteer Engagement

Wild Apricot

Many well-intentioned volunteer appreciation tactics actually end up demotivating people. This is one of the reasons why many organizations struggle with volunteer engagement. To help you, volunteer expert Barry Altland shows you the 4 key ways leaders can sustain volunteer engagement. Barry-Altland Volunteers volunteer-engagement

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.