Volunteers are vital because they provide time and skills to advance your organization’s goals. Though employees have similar roles, the key difference between employees and volunteers is that employees are paid while volunteers work without receiving compensation. Although the employee and volunteer hiring processes differ, you need to find volunteers who share your organization’s values.
Volunteers contribute to the health and safety of communities worldwide. By donating their time, millions of volunteers make a difference in others’ lives daily. From cleaning up litter to tutoring young students to answering crisis lines, these actions show compassion and care for those around us. It’s crucial to remind your volunteers of their importance.
With the holiday season right around the corner, you may be looking for ways to express gratitude for your volunteers. After all, giving volunteers a small token of your appreciation might seem like the least you could do, considering all they do to help you work toward your mission. As a nonprofit organization, you have
There are more than 77 million volunteers in America and many more people who are interested in getting involved in their local communities. However, managing volunteers and assignments can be daunting. Between the responsibilities like recruiting, scheduling, sending emails, tracking hours, and creating reports, many people may feel under-prepared to take on the challenge. Effective
Your volunteer organization works hard to make a difference in your community and beyond. You and many others dedicate time, energy, and resources toward your organization’s mission. When you look for volunteers to partner with your mission, you want to find people who will work toward those goals with as much dedication as you do.
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
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
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
As we’ve gone through the beta period with the new version of VicTouch, we learned a lot about how our customers interact with it, and how they expect it to function. The feedback you provided to us was invaluable in helping us craft a new version of the time clock that’s easier to set up
Over the last few years, millions of people have shifted to a virtual environment for school, work, and health appointments. This shift is no different in the nonprofit sector, as many volunteers search for ways to engage with their favorite organizations through an online presence. While this method of volunteer engagement may seem difficult to