Reminder: the Volunteering Resource Library is Here to Help

Remember the Volunteering Resource Library?Lest you forget, VolunteerMatch has built an extensively useful collection of volunteering-related resources and research on the IdeaEncore Network. The Volunteering Resource Library is easily accessible via the colorful tile to the right, or you can browse the many archived posts on Engaging Volunteers featuring documents from the library.

We’ve all heard that “sharing is caring,” and while that’s certainly true, in the nonprofit sector sharing is also an excellent way to gain tools and knowledge you wouldn’t otherwise have access to, and to help the entire sector be more effective and impactful. The Volunteering Resource Library is one way VolunteerMatch is using IdeaEncore’s excellent website to give you, our nonprofits, a way to improve and enhance your volunteer programs.

What’s great about the Library is that not only can you access the resource, you can also contribute your own! So take a look at some examples below of what you’ll find, browse the rest of the library for other helpful documents, and think about what your nonprofit has to contribute to the growing Volunteering Resource Library.

  • Toward a New Definition of Pro Bono
    The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, together with several key private and government partners, convened The Summit on Corporate Volunteerism in February 2008. Toward a New Definition of Probono, produced out of this summit, makes the case for utilizing probono volunteer services.

Click here to explore more documents in the Volunteering Resource Library and upload your own.

Clean Up The World with the Volunteering Resource Library

Volunteering Resource LibraryEach Friday we end the week on Engaging Volunteers by posting a few of the latest and greatest meaty documents from the VolunteerMatch Volunteering Resource Library on the IdeaEncore Network for you to peruse. It’s a great way for your nonprofit to share what you know, learn from others, and even earn revenue.

If you have helpful, proven volunteering resources, share them on IdeaEncore.

  • Volunteer Orientation and Training: Tips for member led workshops
    Give your members that step into leadership roles the tools they need to optimize their success and the success of their volunteers. The following document is a best practice example of tips and training agenda examples that you can redesign to fit your own program.
  • Volunteer Agreement
    A volunteer agreement is the foundation of the working relationship between an organization and its volunteers. A volunteer agreement clarifies the expectations of both parties in relation to length of time commitment, confidentiality, attendance at training, and adherence to the organization’s policies and procedures.

Click here to explore more documents from the Volunteering Resource Library and upload your own.

No National Volunteer Week is Complete Without the Volunteering Resource Library

Volunteering Resource LibraryEach Friday we end the week on Engaging Volunteers by posting a few of the latest and greatest meaty documents from the VolunteerMatch Volunteering Resource Library on the IdeaEncore Network for you to peruse. It’s a great way for your nonprofit to share what you know, learn from others, and even earn revenue.

If you have helpful, proven volunteering resources, share them on IdeaEncore.

  • Volunteer Expenses
    It’s important that organizations have an expense policy in place and that volunteers are aware of which expenses are covered right from the start.

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Amplify Your Impact with the Volunteering Resource Library

Volunteering Resource LibraryEach Friday we end the week on Engaging Volunteers by posting a few of the latest and greatest meaty documents from the VolunteerMatch Volunteering Resource Library on the IdeaEncore Network for you to peruse. It’s a great way for your nonprofit to share what you know, learn from others, and even earn revenue.

If you have helpful, proven volunteering resources, share them on IdeaEncore.

  • Motivating and Thanking Volunteers
    Acknowledging the work that volunteers do with your organization and why  they do it ensures they will stay motivated and continue to work on your behalf. This document contains some suggestions for how to motivate and thank volunteers.

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The Volunteering Resource Library is No Joke

Volunteering Resource LibraryEach Friday we end the week on Engaging Volunteers by posting a few of the latest and greatest meaty documents from the VolunteerMatch Volunteering Resource Library on the IdeaEncore Network for you to peruse. It’s a great way for your nonprofit to share what you know, learn from others, and even earn revenue.

If you have helpful, proven volunteering resources, share them on IdeaEncore.

  • Sample Reference Check Template
    Below is a sample reference check template for your volunteer recruitment process. Most organizations gather references by telephone, but this sample template may also be sent to the referrer to fill out in writing.

Click here to explore more documents from the Volunteering Resource Library and upload your own.