& Local Volunteer Resources
Volunteers are a crucial resource for nonprofit organizations. Engaging volunteers effectively is an essential part of a nonprofit’s ability to connect with its community and maintain positive public relations. As such, nonprofits have an obligation to act as responsible stewards of the skills, energy, and time that volunteers bring to the organization. Below are resources to help guide nonprofits in attracting and managing volunteers effectively.
Quick Tips for Creating a Positive Volunteer Experience (PDF download)
Outlines basic guidelines for ensuring that organizations are prepared for new volunteers and that both volunteers and organizations have positive experiences.
A Strategic Approach to Volunteer Management (PDF download)
Describes the basic principles involved in recruiting, retaining, managing, and evaluating volunteers. Provides insight toward identifying and fulfilling volunteer needs in order to create a meaningful experience for all parties.
List your organization’s volunteer opportunities so prospective volunteers can find you directly. The first step is to sign up your nonprofit on VolunteerJH.org. Once you signup your nonprofit, you will be able to add your information, volunteer needs, and start getting volunteers signed up.
Step 1: Sign up your Nonprofit on VolunteerJH.org
For detailed information on how to sign up your nonprofit click here.
Step 2: Edit your Nonprofit’s Profile.
You can post one-time or recurring needs as well as in-kind requests. Provide as many details as possible so that volunteers understand exactly what you need. To learn more about setting up your Nonprofit’s profile click here.
If you’d prefer to watch a video on setting up your nonprofit, learn about upcoming webinars here.