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Resources for Involving Volunteers Successfully

A-Z Volunteer Management

Extensive, searchable library of materials on over 100 topics. Includes articles, book excerpts, free guides and reports, websites, blogs, and more... plus tips from colleagues. Continually updated.

Directory for the Profession

Find events, classes, associations, periodicals, vendors, special days, awards, places to post volunteer opportunities... plus quotes and humor for your presentations.


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Online Bookstore

Over 75 new and classic titles, for newcomers and veterans alike, in print and in e-book form.
Everyone Ready

Achieve More When Everyone is Ready for Volunteers

The Everyone Ready® Online Volunteer Management Skill-Building Program delivers quality training to all the people in your network who work with volunteers daily. A new topic is featured monthly with a live discussion board for dialogue with the trainer, but learners can also access all program resources on their own, at any time.

Essential Topics

The Skill-Building Center provides a library of 39 seminars and guides, available 24/7 including: Handling Challenging Behavior by Volunteers, New Approaches to Recruitment, and Volunteer-related Issues in Risk Management. More topics...

Expert Trainers

Since 1977, Energize, Inc. has developed unequaled relationships with the most respected trainers in the volunteerism field around the world. Over 20 of these experts created the resources your learners will use. Learn about the faculty...

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In the January - April 2016 Issue

There are many research studies on volunteerism from the perspective of volunteers. Among other things, researchers have asked volunteers why they do or do not volunteer, and why they remain in their roles or leave. However, research from the perspective of paid workers is sparse. In this Research to Practice, reviewer Laurie Mook looks at one study that contributes to filling... read more | subscribe

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