Overview

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Volunteers can provide valuable support to a nonprofit organization. They assist paid staff, serve your clients, and are usually motivated by a simple desire to help your cause because they believe in it. Even though volunteers are unpaid, they still require careful and deliberate recruitment, interviewing, management, and encouragement. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to: Explain ways to publicize your organization and its needs; Implement strategies for recruiting appropriate volunteers; and Understand techniques for continually managing and engaging your volunteer base

This lesson will help you understand successful volunteer recruitment and management.

This e-learning lesson will give you the tools to be able to:

  • Explain ways to publicize your organization and its needs
  • Implement strategies for recruiting appropriate volunteers
  • Understand techniques for continually managing and engaging your volunteer base

Resources and tools will guide you in your own recruitment process.

In addition to providing valuable contextual information, this lesson will point you toward additional resources to help you recruit volunteers for your organization. You’ll find a sample volunteer application, examples of recruitment posters and flyers, sample program manuals, and links to websites on which you can both find and post open volunteer positions.