Best Practices for Developing a Volunteer Program
This Web site is designed to provide Maryland's community-based organizations with an orientation to the fundamental elements of establishing a volunteer program. It includes Planning and Organization, Policies and Procedures, Recruitment, Screening, Interviewing and Placement, Orientation and Training, Supervision, Evaluation, Retention and Recognition, Measuring Effectiveness, and References.
Disaster Preparedness and Volunteers
No community is immune to the havoc and devastation caused by disaster. When disaster strikes, agencies like yours mobilize to help communities respond and recover. But how do you make the most of spontaneous, unaffiliated volunteers that step forward to help? It is critical that volunteers are given meaningful and constructive opportunities to satisfy their desire to assist in a time of need. Collaborative planning by disaster groups and other organizations can prevent a "disaster within a disaster." Learn more about the Benefits of Disaster Volunteer Management and the role you can play.
This Web site is especially beneficial for leaders of volunteers. It provides monthly articles on hot topics, a library of articles on volunteering, links to research, success stories and much more.
Volunteer Management for Program Directors
This site was developed for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteer managers but contains articles on virtually every aspect of volunteer management, including recruitment, screening, retention, and supervision that will benefit all volunteer managers.