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Volunteer Management Guide

The Volunteer Management Guide is sponsored by United Way of King County
Looking for helpful tools to boost your nonprofit’s use and management of volunteers?

501 Commons has compiled a list of best practices in volunteer management to help you engage the people who serve your mission. You will also find other important materials such as sample volunteer handbooks, job descriptions, surveys, training manuals, flow charts, and information to help you assess your needs.

Volunteer Management During COVID-19

Resources for volunteer management during COVID-19 and other emergencies

Need ideas for virtual volunteer opportunities?

Additional COVID-19 & Economic Downturn: Resources for Nonprofits

Volunteer Management Workshops

501 Commons hosts a variety of workshops, via partnerships with United Way of King County and Serve Washington, that are designed to help you improve your volunteer management practices. Current offerings are as follows:


Stay tuned for more offerings within King County and beyond!

VIP Volunteer Management Corps

Many of these resources were developed by organizations who participated in United Way's Volunteer Impact Partnership (VIP) programs.

  • Read what United Way of King County has to say about VIP!

Further Reading

For more background on successful volunteer programs check out:

Have any questions?

Do you have feedback or something to add to the Volunteer Management Guide? Or do you have questions about volunteer management best practices?

Contact Stephanie Heffner today!