Effective Volunteer Retention Strategies

Guide to Volunteer Retention

It’s no secret that volunteers are the backbone of any nonprofit organization or program. Volunteers offer their time, effort, knowledge, and skills to help reach goals and fulfill the organization’s mission. As a program or organization leader, you can learn how to retain volunteers who bring experience and dependable skills for even greater success. With

Protect Your Account with Strong Passwords

Tip of the Week April 15, 2024 Data security is often at the forefront of the news, what with people theoretically hacking toothbrushes and getting password dumps from major companies. We strive to make your Volgistics account secure behind the scenes, and prevent unauthorized users from gaining access by using three-part authentication for login, and

Promoting Volunteers to Greater Responsibility

Promoting Volunteers to Greater Responsibility

Your organization values all of your volunteers, but some stand out as ready to step up and assume new levels of responsibility. Promoting those who are ready and willing not only fills vital leadership roles, but it keeps volunteer satisfaction levels high. Additionally, when these experienced volunteers are challenged, they’re more likely to remain with

Helpful Hints for VicNet Passwords

Tip of the Week April 8, 2024 If your organization uses the VicNet module, your volunteers will login using their email address and a password. The VicNet Ground Rules page allows you to manage password settings, including strength requirements, minimum length, and how often they expire. And volunteers can choose to update their password at

Creating a Volunteer Handbook (Sample)

Guide to creating a volunteer handbook

Volunteers form the backbone of many organizations, particularly nonprofits. They perform essential work that frees staff members to concentrate on specialized tasks, and they create invaluable links to the community that generate interest and support. Across America, volunteers donate a collective 6.9 billion hours of work annually. To help your volunteer cohort function effectively, you’ll need

Add training links to VicNet

Tip of the Week April 1, 2024 If your organization uses the VicNet module you can place a link on the Home page of VicNet to training materials the volunteers need. Volunteers can login and click the link to be taken to the web address that has the information. This allows you to post links

Essential Volunteer Liability Waiver Forms

Seven Tips for Volunteer Waivers

Organizations often avoid using volunteer waiver agreements for several reasons. Administrators may feel the nature of volunteer roles doesn’t call for such strong legal documents, or work only with a select group of seasoned volunteers whom they know and trust. Likewise, they may simply not have the time to create these formal waivers or understand

Link to Volunteer Websites

Tip of the Week March 25, 2024 Volunteer records in Volgistics have a Web site field on the Core tab. On group records, this field can be used to record the organization’s web site. On individual volunteer records, you can record the volunteer’s personal web page or their page on sites such as Facebook or

Volgistics Has Guides for VicTouch and VicNet

Tip of the Week March 18, 2024 If your organization uses the VicTouch or VicNet modules, Volgistics offers guides and tutorials for your volunteers! Volunteer Guide for VicTouch has information for the VicTouch module. The direct link for this is: Volunteer Guide for VicTouch Volunteer Guide for VicNet has information for volunteers using the beta

How to Train Homeless Shelter Volunteers

How to Train Homeless Shelter Volunteers

There are many reasons to volunteer at a homeless shelter. It’s a wonderful opportunity to: Volunteering at a homeless shelter is a rewarding, enriching, and eye-opening experience. Homeless shelters need dependable volunteers for things like making up beds and cooking meals. Recruiting a full team of volunteers is an essential first step, but you should