Why You Need a Volunteer Onboarding Process

After recruiting volunteers, you can integrate them into your organization through volunteer onboarding. The onboarding process allows volunteers to learn more about their place in your organization. Onboarding volunteers is more than teaching the policies and procedures — it is a strategy to ensure your volunteers remain committed to the mission. With an onboarding process,

9 Ways to Motivate Busy People to Volunteer

9 Ways to Motivate Busy People to Volunteer

Between family life and work, it can seem like there’s barely enough time to fit in a social life, let alone volunteering. However, while people feel busier than ever, the average person has more than five hours of free time every day. The challenge volunteer organizations must face is how to persuade people to get

New Feature: Scheduling Qualified Volunteers

On the Schedule page in Volgistics, the Volunteer dropdown list has always shown all of your volunteers, without any filtering. We just released an update to add some filter options here, making it easier to ensure that the volunteers you schedule are actually qualified to serve in that Assignment. To better facilitate this change, we

Volunteer Orientation Success Tips (Template)

Volunteer Orientation Setting Volunteers Up for Success

Volunteers are vital to the success of many organizations. About 77.3 million people volunteer with at least one organization, according to the U.S. Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). These people perform a huge variety of tasks, from walking dogs, tutoring kids, and serving food at food kitchens to filing paperwork, running errands, and

9 Problems You May Be Facing With Your Current Volunteer Management Process  

9 Problems You May Be Facing With Your Current Volunteer Management Process

Having an efficient volunteer management process is important for creating long-lasting volunteer relationships and recruiting new volunteers. To best manage your team of volunteers, you should aim for organization and strive for a streamlined management process. With your system, volunteers should be able to do everything they need to, from signing in to filling out

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

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

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