Ongoing Courses and Classes

Energize 8 Best Practices Training (online, non-academic)
Organized around 8 best practices, these self-paced seminars and guides take learners through every step of partnering with volunteers—from designing volunteer roles and recruiting volunteers to training and celebrating volunteers and evaluating impact. 

These courses and programs offer certificates but are not certification programs

Based in United States


Certified Volunteer Manager Program  (onsite)
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
The Arkansas Public Administration Consortium developed and sponsors a nationally recognized Certified Volunteer Manager Program (CVM) designed for administrators, directors, managers, and coordinators of volunteers and volunteer programs.  The DHS Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support is the cosponsor of the program.

New York

Principles and Practices of Volunteer Resource Management (On-site)
The New York Association for Volunteer Administration (NYAVA) offers a well-respected 2-day course taught by experienced colleagues. 

North Carolina

Basics of Volunteer Management (online)
NC Association of Volunteer Administration (NCAVA)

Graduate Certificate in Volunteer Management and Administration (online)
North Carolina State University's program prepares future, and strengthens current, professionals working within community-based organizations to better engage volunteers. A Graduate Certificate in Volunteer Management and Administration requires a total of 12 academic credit hours.


Volunteer Administration (HSW 205) Course (on-site)
Montgomery County Community College
Examines the development and role of volunteerism in a profit-oriented society. Specifically, it is an in-depth exploration of the fundamentals of volunteer organizations and management from an administrative perspective.

Based in Canada


Volunteer Management Certificate Program (on-site and online)
Volunteer Management Institute
Featuring full day workshops you can take individually, or the option to enroll in the complete certificate program. 


Certificate in Volunteer Management (online)
Sir Sandford Fleming College, Peterborough
There are four key courses that make up this Certificate. 

Volunteer Management Leadership Certificate (online and on-site)
Humber College Institute of Technology Advanced Learning, Orangeville
Longest-running program in volunteer management in Canada's non-profit sector. Teaches the foundations of volunteer management based on best practices and addresses the building blocks which lead to a strong and engaged volunteer team; strategies for planning, developing, evaluating and leading relationships to engage all stakeholders.  

Volunteer Management Program (on-site)
Conestoga College, Kitchener
Builds personal, organizational and community capacity by equipping students with the skills needed to successfully recruit, focus and retain volunteer resources. It is directed at paid staff or volunteers who have the current function or future goal of engaging volunteers effectively in the social profit sector. 

Based in Europe


Volunteer Coordinator Course  (on-site)
København V
The purpose of the course is to give the participants practical as well as theoretical tools to develop a sustainable volunteer environment, more specifically in relation to organization, recruiting, maintenance and management of volunteers. During the 8 days of the course, divided in two moduls, you will be trained by the experienced consultants from Ingerfair. It is also possible to obtain 5 ETCS by taking a final exam.

Volunteer Scotland Volunteer Management Training (online and on-site)
Various cities in Scotland Calendar of basic and advanced volunteer management workshops held throughout the year.