Recommended Resources from the Susan J. Ellis Foundation
Engage Journal — The Engage Journal is is written for volunteer engagement leaders around the world who want to be informed and challenged about volunteering trends and issues.
The Ellis Archive — A 20th century archive documenting the evolution of the leadership and management of volunteers
Resources focused on current trends and concerns:
A to Z Library — Our extensive resource library covers every topic of volunteer engagement and is organized into four types of materials: articles and book excerpts; reports and guides; relevant websites; and tips from colleagues.
Books - Books on engaging volunteers, measuring impact, assessing risk and other subjects.
Hot Topics - From 1977-2020, Susan J. Ellis, founder of Energize, and other authors wrote monthly hot topics on critical issues in the volunteer engagement field.
Professional Associations — Get connected with other volunteer engagement professionals in your country, region or state.
Journals and Periodicals — Explore a number of professional publications for volunteer engagement professionals.
Centers for Resources and Information — Organizations providing support and services to volunteer-involving agencies and to individuals looking for volunteer opportunities.
Certification and Credentialing Programs — Further your professional development with these certification and certificate programs in volunteer engagement.
Online Communities — Network with your volunteer engagement professional colleagues online.
Ongoing Courses and Classes — These learning opportunities include a mix of for-credit academic courses, courses earning continuing education units (CEUs), and training run by established organizations.
Conferences and Events — Check out these upcoming virtual and in-person training events.
Websites to Register Volunteer Opportunities — There are a variety of websites where you can post volunteer opportunities and expand your recruitment reach.
Special Days/Weeks Related to Volunteerism — Check out these special dates devoted to volunteerism.
Awards for Volunteers —Awards (honorary and cash), scholarships, and other honors designed to recognize volunteer achievement.
Quotes about Volunteerism — Shared with us over the years
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