If you’re getting your volunteer program off the ground, please check out the new PowerUP! initiative! (www.PowerUPVolunteers.org) It includes volunteer recruitment templates you can customize – a flyer and postcard, ads, a newsletter article, news release, and more – and information you can share with your director, funder, and/or staff that outlines the power of volunteers to power up your agency’s services.
Is your organization ready to change the way it uses volunteers?
What are your organization’s staffing needs? Think big; volunteers can handle a wide range of tasks.
Recruit and Train
An important step in establishing a solid volunteer program is to gather the right volunteers. Then set them up for success by providing a thorough orientation and training so they understand your program well and know exactly how to help.
Be proactive in supporting your volunteers in order to retain their assistance.
Reach Underserved Populations
Evolving your program to meet the needs of special populations
Measure Your Program
Program measurement can help you accurately identify what is and isn’t working so that you can make adjustments and improve.
Creating programs that are well-structured and easy to administer and providing volunteers with opportunities that stay rewarding over time.
Finding resources to support volunteer program over time.
Legislation and appropriations that make more funding opportunities available to service organizations.
Submit a Story
Tell us how volunteering has helped your organization or community
Blog by Tom Endres, Director of Aging Network's Volunteer Collaborative