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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.


Learn how Energize can engage your volunteers strategically.


Find - or post - a job or internship in volunteer management... at no charge.

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 Apr-July 2015 Issue

"A person's a person, no matter how small." Dr. Seuss

This quote from American writer and cartoonist Theodor Seuss Geisel embodies the theme of this edition of Along the Web: children as volunteers. While not a new idea, the thought of incorporating the efforts of young children into volunteer programming may seem daunting for some. Increasing the use of... read more | subscribe

RECENT ARTICLES | Access the Full Issue

A Volunteer’s a Volunteer, No Matter How Small: Children as Volunteers
Is Finding a Comparison a Sign of Achievement?
Love Your Job and the Rest Will Follow: Passion as a Leadership Skill
The Economic, Social and Cultural Value of Volunteering to Tasmania
Volunteer on a Mission: Watching a New Organization Emerge

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