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Volunteer Management Resources
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- Independent Sector: Value of volunteer time
- Volunteering in America: For information on volunteering and civic engagement by state, city, etc. Iowa currently ranks #2 for volunteerism rate (37.9%) and #1 for retention rate (76.3%). Iowa City ranks 3rd for mid-sized cities (50.9%, and is one of only three nationwide to break the 50% threshold!).
- Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service: Mission: To improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and learning. Vision: To create an Iowa where all citizens are empowered through service to meet community challenges and make lives better. Statewide Service Plan--Using Service as a Solution
- Reimagining Service: A national coalition that seeks to explore new ways of addressing the challenges and opportunities of increasing social impact through volunteer engagement. Great resource for Making the Case for Volunteer Management Funding.
- Energize, Inc.: Info on volunteer trends and 'hot topics'; research and trainings available.
- HandsOn Network: The largest volunteer network in the nation. Their blog covers a lot of volunteer related topics.
- *Tools and Templates by JFFixler Group
- Corporation for National and Community Service: The federal government organization that administers AmeriCorps, RSVP, and other service programs.
- Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration: CVA is the only international professional certification in the field of volunteer resources management. This credential reflectes mastery of the knowledge required of practitioners in this field as mesaured through an exam and peer assessment process.
- National Conference on Volunteering and Service: The world’s largest gathering of volunteer and service leaders from the nonprofit, government and corporate sectors. June 18 - 20, 2012 in Chicago.
Days of Service (with resources linked)
January 16, 2012: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
April 15-21, 2012: National Volunteer Week
September 11, 2012: 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance
October 21-27, 2012: generationOn Make Your Mark Week
October 27, 2012: Make A Difference Day
November 11, 2012: Veterans Day
November 17, 2012: Family Volunteer Day