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A-Z VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT RESOURCES
A post that provides you with the online tools specific to volunteer management!
For those that are looking for access to free online research and information on volunteer administration, check out the Corporation for National Community Service’s Resource Center. No better place to go then the agency that is charged with overseeing AmeriCorps. Designed to provide support to Senior Corps, VISTA, NCCC, and Serve America members working at organizations throughout the country, this website serves as a hub for sharing trainings, tools, and technical assistance information. Topics relevant to volunteer engagement include the following:
Leveraging Partnerships for Community Impact
Engaging College Students as Volunteer Leaders
Making the Connection: SaYES to Intergenerational Service-Learning
Managing Spontaneous Volunteers in Times of Disaster
Moving Volunteers from Service to Civic Engagement
Nonprofit Readiness Toolkit
On-site Project Management
Project Planning
Utilizing Volunteers as Project Leaders
Volunteer Management
Working with Diverse Volunteers 
-Ian

lincvolunteers:

A-Z VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT RESOURCES

A post that provides you with the online tools specific to volunteer management!

For those that are looking for access to free online research and information on volunteer administration, check out the Corporation for National Community Service’s Resource Center. No better place to go then the agency that is charged with overseeing AmeriCorps. Designed to provide support to Senior Corps, VISTA, NCCC, and Serve America members working at organizations throughout the country, this website serves as a hub for sharing trainings, tools, and technical assistance information. Topics relevant to volunteer engagement include the following:

  • Leveraging Partnerships for Community Impact
  • Engaging College Students as Volunteer Leaders
  • Making the Connection: SaYES to Intergenerational Service-Learning
  • Managing Spontaneous Volunteers in Times of Disaster
  • Moving Volunteers from Service to Civic Engagement
  • Nonprofit Readiness Toolkit
  • On-site Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Utilizing Volunteers as Project Leaders
  • Volunteer Management
  • Working with Diverse Volunteers 

-Ian

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How Important Are Volunteer Coordinators?

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by Ian Nevarez

I am often asked if an organization can engage volunteers without an official “Volunteer Coordinator”. Of course they can, but the question is more about if they should, than if it is possible. Can an agency or grassroots movement fully harness this resource without the use of an assigned volunteer administrator? In order to answer this question we must first understand what are the essential functions of this role and can these responsibilities be delegated to other stakeholders. 

The essential functions include reviewing the goals of a mission in order to create constructive ways to incorporate community support as solutions to challenges it may face. The volunteer administrator researches industry standards, best practices and new legal statutes that affect the use of volunteers. This research can bring to light new risk management techniques, guidelines and policies that can be incorporated into existing management practices.

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