General Volunteer Program Management Resources

 

Welcome to AL!VE’s General Management Resources page!  Please feel free to read, use, and explore any or all of the links below.  Become a member of AL!VE for access to even more articles, guides, podcasts, and videos on this topic and more.
 

Before You Begin
  • Finding the right volunteers for your organization starts with asking applicants the right questions.  Check out the helpful Screening and Retention Tips from VolunteerPro for a guide to developing useful interview methods.

 

Recruitment and Screening

Job descriptions

  • Starting from scratch?  Mission Box Global Network offers some useful tips for writing volunteer job descriptions.

Recruitment

 

Applications

 

Interview Process

  • Galaxy Digital’s guide to the Volunteer Interview Process walks first-time interviewers through the process, while providing plenty of insight and suggestions for seasoned volunteer-engagement interviewers. 

 

Onboarding

 

Have more questions about the recruitment and screening process?  Still not sure if a volunteer program is right for your organization?  Become a member of AL!VE and find more guides, tips, and templates to ensure your program gets a successful start.  Already a member?  Log in here.

 

Training

 

Management

  • Once you have recruited and trained your volunteers, how do you track their successes?  Refer to VQ Volunteer Strategies’ Volunteer Performance Evaluations for some failsafe ways to provide feedback.  A great source for templates!

 

Ongoing Engagement

 

Retention, Recognition, and Appreciation

 

AL!VE members get access to more--more management resources, more blog posts, more peer-to-peer conversations.  Want to learn more about ongoing volunteer engagement?  Become a member and you can access the full AL!VE library of volunteer-engagement best-practices research. If you’re already a member, click here to log in.