The following are websites that have information, articles, conferences, and other links on a variety of topics about the profession of managing volunteers.
Betty Stallings – Inspiring and empowering people to effectively attract and utilize volunteer and financial donations to achieve their organization's mission.
CASA- Court Appointed Special Advocates contains articles and resources on volunteer management and board development.
Charity Channel - Articles, resource guide, and weekly e-information about nonprofits and volunteering.
Energize Inc. - an international training, consulting and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism. If these words are in your vocabulary--community service, membership development, auxiliary, community organizing, service-learning, lay ministry, pro bono work, supporter, friends group, political activist, service club-- they can help!! Founded in 1977, Energize has assisted organizations of all types with their volunteer efforts--whether they are health and human service organizations, cultural arts groups, professional associations, or schools.
Hands on Network- the nation's two largest volunteer networks, the Points of Light Foundation and the Hands on Network, combined forces to empower Americans to build a better world through volunteering.Hands On Network brings people together to strengthen communities through meaningful volunteer action. They are a growing network of more than a half million volunteers changing communities inside and outside the United States. Hands On Network creates and manages nearly 50,000 projects a year, from building wheelchair ramps in San Francisco to teaching reading in Atlanta, to rebuilding homes and lives in the Gulf coast communities.Hands On Network is currently made up of 58 national and international volunteer organizations that act as entrepreneurial civic action centers.
Independent Sector - Independent Sector offers valuable insights from research. Provides great stats on volunteering and giving trends in the USA Online/Virtual Volunteering - The premier resource for developing on line volunteer options. Information of all aspects of volunteer management, including getting your organization ready to involve volunteers, volunteer screening, matching, record keeping and evaluation, legal issues/risk management, volunteer/staff relations, online activism by volunteers and volunteer management software.
Points of Light Foundation - The Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network engages and mobilizes millions of volunteers who are helping to solve serious social problems in thousands of communities. Through a variety of programs and services, the Foundation encourages people from all walks of life — businesses, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, low-income communities, families, youth, and older adults — to volunteer.
Volunteer Today- Articles on a variety of volunteer management topics, posting of meetings and conferences, "Ask Connie" for feedback on your specific questions, and a bookstore. Recruitment Sites
Labor of Love-A free volunteer matching site where volunteers can search posted opportunities or create a personal profile specifying their interest and geographical preference.
Volunteer Match- One of the best known recruiting tools for volunteers on the web. Sign up your organization for free. Prospective volunteers express interest and their phone number is e-mailed right to you for follow-up. Easy to use site.
Volunteer Solutions -Volunteer Solutions is a Volunteer Matching Application, owned by United Way of America, that helps Volunteer Centers connect individuals to volunteer opportunities in their community. Volunteer Solutions has four main constituencies: individual volunteers, nonprofit agencies, corporations and Volunteer Centers.
Youth Service America- SERVEnet is the premier website on service and volunteering. Through SERVEnet, users can enter their zip, code, city, skills, interests, and availability and be matched with organizations needing help. (Operated by Youth Service America)
Starfish Ventures - Starfish Ventures specializes in volunteer travel, volunteer programs, volunteer work and many more activities in Thailand. Come join Starfish Ventures and make a real difference. Leadership Tips, Tools and Techniques
Board Source - The premier resource for practical information, tools and best practices, training, and leadership development for board members of nonprofit organizations.
The Board Café - The Board Café offers a menu of ideas, opinion, news, and resources to help board members give and get the most out of board service.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy-An online and newspaper publication dedicated to fundraisers.Contains listings of resources and available grants. Leadership Tools -Leadership tips, tools and techniques. Sign up for free leadership secrets.
Service Leader-The Virtual Volunteering Project is a capacity-building web site, and can be used in conjunction with organizations that allow people to search for web opportunities. Spin Tutorials - The SPIN Tool Kit is a collection of tutorials on effective media strategies and tactics to support social change work. It is packaged for quick reference for activists, and is designed to coach social change organizations on some of the common "how-to" questions in your work with the media. Think of these resources as a primer on how your organizations can work more effectively with the media and place your issues in the news.
Donate Your Time: Resources for Volunteers - A volunteer serves other by supporting a cause without expecting anything in return. Volunteering is generally a selfless act. It is a sincere concern for the welfare of others or the environment. These resouces offer dynamic volunteer experiences domestically and internationally.