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 Guide
Volunteer Management During COVID-19
Resources for volunteer management during COVID-19 and other emergencies
- Supporting Volunteer Efforts During Coronavirus, a resource directory by Energize
- Share your urgent volunteer and in-kind donation needs at United Way of King County's Request Support for Emergency Needs During Coronavirus Outbreak
- Guidelines for volunteers and volunteer organizations during COVID-19 outbreak in Washington, from Serve Washington
Need ideas for virtual volunteer opportunities?
- Jayne Cravens, co-author of The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, has Examples of Virtual Volunteering Activities
- Points of Light has compiled a list of Virtual Volunteer Opportunities
- Coronavirus Epidemic: Join the Vast Community of Virtual Volunteering blog post by Good Deeds Day
- 501 Commons Skills-Based Volunteering Resources
- Capacity Commons Discover Volunteer Sources
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:
- Life Cycle of Effective of Volunteer Management
- Effectively Engaging Skills-based Volunteers | April 21, 2020 | Online Only
Stay tuned for more offerings within King County and beyond!
VIP Volunteer Management Corps
For more background on successful volunteer programs check out:
- A webinar on The Basics to Building a Strong Volunteer Program, presented by Washington Nonprofits
- VolunteerPro's The Essential Guide to Managing Volunteers at Your Nonprofit
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!