& 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
If you don’t already have an account, you can register for free and create a nonprofit listing. Once you have an approved nonprofit listing, you can create as many Volunteer Opportunities as you’d like.
Step 2: Create/Edit Volunteer Opportunities
You can post one-time or recurring volunteer opportunities as well as in-kind requests. Provide as many details as possible so that volunteers understand exactly what you need.