Resources for Volunteer Engagement Professionals

Articles, Books and Reports

All Topics — Articles, book excerpts, reports and guides.  (Also, check the Ellis Archive for older resources.)

Bookstore - Books on engaging volunteers, measuring impact, assessing risk and other subjects. 

Hot Topics (1977-2020) -  Susan J. Ellis and others wrote monthly hot topics on critical issues in the field. 


Professional Associations — Get connected with other volunteer engagement professionals in your country, region or state. 

Journals and Periodicals — Explore a number of professional publications for volunteer engagement professionals, including the Engage Journal

Centers for Resources and Information  — Organizations providing support and services to volunteer-involving agencies and to individuals looking for volunteer opportunities.

Certification and Credentialing Programs — Further your professional development with these certification and certificate programs in volunteer engagement.

Ongoing Courses and Classes — These learning opportunities include a mix of for-credit academic courses, courses earning continuing education units (CEUs), and training run by established organizations. 

Conferences and Events — Check out these upcoming virtual and in-person training events. 

Websites to Register Volunteer Opportunities — There are a variety of websites where you can post volunteer opportunities and expand your recruitment reach.  

Special Days/Weeks Related to Volunteerism — Check out these special dates devoted to volunteerism. 

Awards for Volunteers —Awards (honorary and cash), scholarships, and other honors designed to recognize volunteer achievement. 

Quotes about Volunteerism — Shared with us over the years

Vendors:  Volunteer Management Software