Online Communities

Increasingly, exchange among volunteer management practitioners is occuring online.  Here are various discussion forums and other types of electronic resources open to interested registrants (mainly at no charge).

Hot Topics from Susan J. Ellis, Energize, Inc.

Hear Susan read her monthly Hot Topic. Add the RSS feed to your podcast list or just listen to the audio from the Hot Topic Web page.


My travel schedule has increased substantially which has led to me me reading more books (old school) and downloading podcasts for the long walks to the rental car kiosks. Your Hot Topics is now part of my listening library. Thank you.
  --  Tony Goodrow, volunteer2, ON, Canada

Movie Mondays

Produced for fundraisers and development officers, this series of free, short videos includes useful tips for all community outreach. When you sign up, you get notices by e-mail of one week of access to a 3 to 5 minute video on some aspect of board management, donor relations, etc. The comments section under each topic permits sharing of ideas among the subscribers.

Peace Corps Volunteer Voices

Weekly stories written and read by Peace Corps Volunteers who served around the world.

Sesame Street introduces the concept of "volunteer" with Elmo and guest Usher
Volunteering Queensland TV

Short videos highlighting volunteering in Queensland, Australia.