what people are saying. I cannot tell you how much help The Volunteer Center has been to us. We couldn't do it without you! A heartfelt thanks!
- Deborah Micheele Sanders, The Sapling Project

Volunteer Program Management and Structure
Here you will find best practices about how to create and manage your volunteer program within your organization.

Volunteer Mangers Handbook
The Volunteer Center wrote this handbook to assist Volunteer Mangers in creating or recreating a volunteer program.  This handbook is designed to take you through the important steps necessary in establishing a solid foundation for your program.  Time spent in this planning process will greatly enhance your organization's success at recruiting and retaining volunteers.

How do I build a stronger volunteer-staff partnership?
CompassPoint Nonprofit services explains how to develop teamwork between volunteers and employees (or officers).

For more resources, email Jill Blackburn.
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Resource for Group Volunteering
Planning for a group volunteer day? This is a list of nonprofits that regularly host groups of volunteers. They know how to put you to work!
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Disruption In Volunteer Opportunity Search
We're moving to a new and improved volunteer opportunity web portal. Where nonprofits post their volunteer needs and volunteers connect directly to help-out. The old system is down for now, but the new system will be online by November 9th, 2017.
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The Board Match
Upcoming Event Dates and Locations
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