Summary

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If you pay the same attention and care to volunteers as you would to paid staff, your efforts will pay off. You are far more likely to retain volunteers with both “hard” skills and strong interpersonal skills when you support and continually engage them. The resources and websites listed below will offer you additional supports and tools for recruiting volunteers. Thank you for taking the time to view this e-learning lesson on volunteer recruitment and management.

These resources will help you with volunteer recruitment and management.

Please see the following resources for additional information:

Volunteer Management Resources (from the United Way of the Greater Seacoast) http://volunteer.united-e-way.org/uwgs/volunteer/news/resources

Points of Light Institute
http://www.pointsoflight.org/

Points of Light Institute “embraces service and civic engagement as fundamental to a purposeful life and essential to a healthy world.”

Volunteer Match
http://www.volunteermatch.org

Volunteer Match allows people to find volunteering opportunities with nonprofit organizations by location and interest area.

Idealist.org
http://www.idealist.org

Idealist is “an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.”

Thank you.

Now that you’ve completed this lesson, you should be able to start the process of publicizing your organization and its needs, implement strategies for recruiting volunteers, and practice techniques for managing and engaging your volunteer base. Thank you for taking the time to learn about volunteer recruitment and management.