Local Councils of Leaders — Volunteer Development Resources

Resources: Microvolunteerism and Virtual Volunteerism

Resources: Websites

Volunteer management resource library, organized by Energize, Inc. Energize, Inc. is an international training, consulting and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism:

Practices, strategies, and forms from the Americorps program: www.nationalserviceresources.org/volunteer-member-staff-management/devel...

Resources from the Americorps program on Retention: www.nationalserviceresources.org/via#retention 

The Volunteer Satisfaction Index:

Volunteer recognition tips:

Recognizing volunteers through value:   

Volunteer recruitment barriers:

What not to do in recruitment:

Suggestions and pointers for recruitment: www.girlscouts.org/for_adults/leader_magazine/2003_fall/getting_to_yes.a...

Recruitment facts and job descriptions (1997):

Recruitment through social media (2010)

Recruitment through the web (2002):

Creative use of volunteers:

How to write a volunteer recruitment advertisement: www.energizeinc.com/art/McCurRecr.html 

Resources: Articles, Journals and Other Print Resources

Amery, E.A. A Conversation with the President of the Points of Light Foundation. On Philanthropy, 2001. www.onphilanthropy.com/prof_inter/pi2001-08-22h.html

Atkinson, J., & Birch, D. (1978). An introduction to motivation. New York: Litton Education Publishing, Inc.

Bureau of Labor Statistics. Volunteering in the United States, 2003. News—United States

Department of Labor. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Labor, 2003.

Erwin, S., McNeely, NM., Safrit R.D., & Schwartz, V. (1996). Volunteers and Ohio State University Extension: A winning team. Columbus: Authors.

Feather, B. (1990). Volunteers as teachers. Journal of Extension [On-line]. 28(3). Available: hwww.joe.org/joe/ 1990fall/a9.html

Independent Sector. Giving and Volunteering in the United States: Findings from a National Survey. Washington, DC: Independent Sector, 1999. www.independentsector.org/GandV/

Independent Sector. Value of Volunteer Time. Washington, DC: Independent Sector, 2004.

Krejcie, R.V., & Morgan, D.W. Determining sample size for research activities. In Educational and Psychological Measurement (1970) 30, 607-610.

Laughlin, K.M., & Schmidt, J.L. (1995). Maximizing program delivery in Extension: Lessons from leadership for transformation. Journal of Extension [On-line]. 33(4). Available: www.joe.org/jo e/1995august/a4.html

Laughlin, S. (1990), The challenge of working with extenders. Journal of Extension [On-line]. 28(3). Available: http://www.joe.org/joe/ 1990fall/f1.html

MacDuff, N. Volunteer Screening: An Audio Workbook. Walla Walla, WA: MBA Publishing, 1996.

McCurley, S., and Lynch, R. Volunteer Management: Mobilizing All the Resources of the Community. Downers Grove, IL: Heritage Arts Publishing, 1996.

Nice, R. (1994). Credit Union Management 17(10): 12.

Ontario Rural Council. The Valuing the Rural Volunteer Toolkit. Guelph, Canada: Ontario Rural
Council, 2002. www.torc.on.ca/torceng/memact/VRVToolkit.htm
Paik, A. & Navarre-Jackson, L. (2010) Social Networks, Recruitment, and Volunteering: Are Social Capital Effects Conditional on Recruitment. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.40: 476-496.

Roseanna Galindo-Kuhn & Ruth M. Guzley (2002): The Volunteer Satisfaction Index, Journal of Social Service Research, 28:1, 45-68

Steele, S., Finley, C., & Edgerton, C. (1989). Partners for action: The roles of key volunteers. The Cooperative Extension system and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Successful Strategies for Recruiting, Training, and Utilizing Volunteers: A guide for faith- and community-based service providers. (2005). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.

Wenger, S. Volunteers in the treatment program. Paradigm: 6–7, Summer 2000.

Wolford, M, Cox, K. & Culp III, K. (2001). Effective Motivators for Master Volunteer Program Development. Journal of Extension, [Online]. 39(2) Available: www.joe.org/joe/2001april/rb4.php