Top 10 Volunteer Articles at CharityVillage

I’m a little late with this, as National Volunteer Week was back in April. But this article is still great! Thanks once again, CharityVillage.

Top 10 Volunteer Articles at CharityVillage
Village Vibes
Issue 16.15 – April 12, 2011

Are you thinking about volunteering to get more experience for your resume? Considering a position on a board of directors? Or maybe you manage volunteers as part of your daily duties? Regardless of where you fit in the volunteer spectrum, we’ve got the resources you need. There’s something for everyone in our list of top ten volunteer-related articles.

1. The Big Boom: Is Your Organization Making Good Use of Boomer Volunteers? Find out how your organization can attract and engage baby boomer volunteers. (November 2013: This article seems to have disappeared, but there are some resources posted at Wild Apricot’s page Are You Ready for the Volunteer Boom?)

2. Volunteering for Career Development: 7 Steps to Professional Growth: Learn how to find volunteer positions that will help you gain relevant experience for your nonprofit career.

3. The Volunteer as Bully = The Toxic Volunteer: Not all volunteers are easy to get along with. Follow these tips to work with and manage difficult volunteers.

4. Evolving the Volunteer Program at the Saskatchewan 4-H Council: How one organization overhauled their volunteer program and dramatically increased their retention rates.

5. Employee Volunteerism: A Profit for the Nonprofits?: An exploration of corporate volunteer programs and why they are on the rise across North America.

6. All A-Board!: Volunteering on a board of directors can do wonders for your career, but it’s also important to carefully consider the responsibility before signing on. 

7. Eight Tips for Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers in Tough Times: Is your organization as efficient as possible at recruiting and retaining volunteers? 

8. Being the Best (Board) Volunteer You Can Be: Doreen Pendgracs, author of Before You Say Yes…, offers advice on how to be an effective board member. 

9. Screening Volunteers for Attitude: Ask these questions to determine whether a potential volunteer has the type of attitude your organization is looking for.

10. Ethics Q&A: Mixing Religion and Overseas Volunteering: A reader about to volunteer overseas wonders why she isn’t allowed to bring holy books to distribute to local citizens.

(Links updated November 2013)

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