Here's a list of resources we've compiled to help you with volunteer management:
Archival Collection of Ivan H. Scheier
Ivan has been one of the most instrumental and forward-thinking leaders in the volunteerism field for over three decades. Now in his 70s, Ivan is sharing more than 700 pages of his innovative writings, most out of print and only available online.
Canadian Heritage Community Partnership and Voluntarism Collection
Resources on recruiting volunteers, fundraising and promotion
Wide range of materials on volunteer recruitment, retention, screening and supervision, from Court Appointed Special Advocates.
Long list of articles in the "Volunteer Recruitment, Relations and Management" area of this key Canadian site.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Volunteerism is one of the categories in The Chronicle's "Philanthropy Careers" Web site. They post solid articles on current issues, practical and philosophical.
CSV Reports on... Series
Community Service Volunteers (CSV) in the UK produces a list of free reports and articles to " inform and energise the debate about the future of volunteering."
e-Volunteerism: The Electronic Journal of the Volunteerism Community
Quarterly electronic publication for volunteer leaders/managers who want to "go beyond the mundane in the volunteerism field." Every item in the publication is interactive, inviting you to contribute comments and additional materials.
Managing Volunteeer Programs (assembled by Carter McNamara, PhD)
Selection of articles throughout the Web on volunteer management
Mary Merrill - Essays
Mary Merrill, well-known volunteer management consultant, posted a monthly essay on volunteer management until her death in early 2006. Her site remains available as an archive.
National Occupational Standards for Recruiting and Managing Volunteers
The detailed and comprehensive set of occupation standards for the role of volunteer program manager in the UK (available free in PDF and Word formats).
National Service Resource Center
Provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Variety of resources related to community service and volunteering, including various online publications and searchable "best practices" ideas.
Northern Ireland Volunteer Development Agency
Extensive selection of free, downloadable publications, checklists, and tools for volunteer programs.
OneWorld Topic Guide on Volunteering
The OneWorld site focuses on civil society, human rights, and sustainable development (in 12 languages). This international Topic Guide illustrates different types of volunteering and examines three issues which may influence conventional ways of thinking about the subject: Mainstreaming Volunteering, Corporate Volunteering, and Governance.
OzVPM: Essential Resources for the Volunteer Program Manager
Australasian site (and international partner of Energize) with a growing set of documents and links to volunteerism resources in Australia and the Pacific, monthly hot topic essays, and an active online discussion forum.
Wide range of information on volunteer management and virtual volunteering, from the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.
Special Collection on Volunteerism
Regis University in Denver, Colorado has been amassing one of the field's largest online depositories " to collect, preserve, promote and encourage research and study in the field of volunteerism." Includes the Ivan Scheier Archive (see above).
Voluntary Sector Knowledge Network - Managing People
Material (articles, Web links) compiled by the University of Victoria School of Public Administration on all aspects of nonprofit management, including an entire section on volunteer management.
Volunteer Canada - Volunteer Management Resources
How-to resources on many volunteer management topics, most free for download or for sale in printed form.
Volunteer Management Resource Center
Comprehensive site from Action Without Borders/Idealist.org (partnering with Energize).
Volunteer Management Review Archive
Back issues of Charity Channel's e-newsletter with articles on many volunteer subjects.
Volunteer Power Articles and Ezine Archives
Articles on a diversity of volunteerism topics by consultant Tom McKee.
Nancy Macduff’s Web site with monthly current material and links.
Volunteering Australia Resource File
Click on "publications" for a range of articles on various aspects of volunteer management.
Volunteering England free publications
There are many valuable items throughout this site, but this page offers a range of free PDF files on various subjects. (Volunteering England was formed through a merger of the National Centre on Volunteering and two other organizations in 2004.)
Volunteers and Volunteering Research Collection
Resources developed from projects funded by the Canada Volunteerism Initiative's Knowledge Development Centre (2002 - 2007) and the International Year of Volunteers Research Program (2001 - 2002). Site provided by Imagine Canada.
Wales Council for Voluntary Action - Managing Volunteers
There are many resources on this site, but this page offers many free resources to volunteer managers, including model policies, recruitment advice, and more.
World Volunteer Web
As a follow up to the International Year of Volunteers 2001, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) has created a comprehensive Web site offering continuing news of worldwide volunteer efforts, including government actions, research reports, and links to international volunteer resources.