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.
Many of these resources were developed by organizations who participated in the Volunteer Impact Program (VIP 360), a partnership with United Way of King County.
- Learn more about VIP 360 and how your organization can be involved
- More about VIP 360 from United Way of King County
Volunteer Management Workshops
501 Commons and United Way of King County host a series of workshops that will help you improve your volunteer management practices. "The Life Cycle of Effective Volunteer Management" guides you through the critical components of setting a volunteer program up for success, while "Overcoming the Barriers to Family Volunteering" walks you through the process of engaging multi-generational volunteer teams. All workshops are in Seattle.
The Life Cycle of Effective Volunteer Management – Mar. 29, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Tower (Room #180).
Overcoming the Barriers to Family Volunteering – May 3, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Tower (Room #810).
The Life Cycle of Effective Volunteer Management – May 31, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Tower (Room #810).