While working with members of the nonprofit community, the VPA team has become aware of several resources that we believe are beneficial to both nonprofit leaders and the volunteers they oversee. Below are links to several of these resources:
Papers & Articles
Volunteer Management for Animal Care Organizations
Shelter Management Series
Improving Organizational Communication
Strategic Recommendations for Effective Shelter Communication
Employee Experiences with Volunteers
Assessment, Description, Antecedents, and Outcomes
(Adapted from e-Volunteerism.com) e-Volunteerism is written for volunteer leaders around the world who want to be informed and challenged about volunteering trends and issues. When beginning in 2000, e-Volunteerism was the first and only electronic publication for the field, combining the best characteristics of a printed professional journal with the explosive potential of Internet technology.
To learn more about e-Volunteersm’s resources, visit them at:
(Adapted from energizeinc.com) Energ!ze’s library is organized by subject and each subject page provides Online Bookstore links, free articles or experts, free electronic books or guides, an annotated list of Web sites with more materials on the subject and links to relevant Hot Topics.
To access Energ!ze’s library and sign up for their monthly Volunteer Management Update, visit them at: http://www.energizeinc.com/
HSUS Volunteer Center
(Adapted from HSUS.org) Interested in volunteering with The HSUS? There are many ways to connect with us as a volunteer – from helping animals at our care centers, to serving with our rescue and response teams, to organizing events and grassroots outreach in your community, and more.
To find HSUS volunteer and internship opportunities around the country, visit them at: