Free Volunteer Management Resources

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We hope these free volunteer management resources will be helpful to you.

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For Download: Free Volunteer Management Resources

Sample Volunteer Handbook Table of Contents
Use this a guide to develop a volunteer handbook that describes your program’s policies and procedures.

Volunteer Recruitment Checklist
Use this self-assessment tool to identify the weak areas in your recruitment efforts and prioritize which to tackle first.

Volunteer Team Charter Template: Volunteer Recruitment, Screening and Placement Team
Use this template to establish a foundation, clarify team direction, and establish boundaries for the work of a volunteer-led team that is responsible for the recruitment, screening and placement of new volunteers. The volunteer team should develop the charter, with support and guidance from paid staff.

Strategic Planning Tool: Volunteer Helpforce Needs Analysis
Use this process to analyze your program needs and design volunteer roles and teams that can work together to reach your program goals.

Strategic Planning Tool: Finding Root Causes with Affinity Diagrams
Use this process to identify the root causes of persistent volunteer program challenges, so that you don’t waste time pursing solutions that don’t address the real issue at hand. This is a wonderful process to use with volunteer teams.

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