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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 every two months, offering a range of relevant videos, guides, and journal articles, with a chance to “Ask a Question” for dialogue with the faculty. Learners can also access all program resources on their own, at any time.

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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...

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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 2017 Issue

In this special Voices, Allyson Drinnon, the director of the Volunteer Resource Center for Habitat for Humanity International in Americus, Georgia, reports from the field at the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) World Volunteer Conference that took place in Mexico City, November 2016.

Through her reports and on-the-spot audio interviews, Drinnon... read more | subscribe

RECENT ARTICLES | Access the Full Issue

Getting Better Connected: Volunteers Bridge the Digital Divide
It’s Time to Update the Volunteer Engagement Cycle
The Professional Responsibility to Have and Share Opinions
Using the Volunteer Functions Inventory (VFI) to Strengthen Cross-cultural Volunteer Recruitment and Retention
Volunteering for Social Change: Voices from the 2016 IAVE World Volunteer Conference

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