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Profession of Volunteer Management

Books and articles devoted to this subject or that have a substantial component on the subject are shown below.

Book cover for From the Top DownFrom the Top Down

Outlines the key executive decisions necessary to lay the foundation for successful volunteer involvement: policies, budgeting, staffing, employee-volunteer relationships, legal issues, cost and value of volunteers, and more.

Book coverBest of All

A compendium of the best techniques for leading volunteer engagement, proven to work in a myriad of settings.

Book coverLeading the Way to Successful Volunteer Involvement

Workbook of checklists, worksheets, idea stimulators, and other practical tools for senior-level leaders to incorporate volunteer involvement as a key ingredient in the overall strategy of an organization.

Book cover imageBy the People

Revised in 2005, this book remains the only presentation of the full scope and depth of volunteer activity throughout three centuries of American history.

book cover imageThe (Help!) I-Don't-Have-Enough-Time Guide to Volunteer Management

Is managing volunteers only part of your job? Or just not enough hours in a day? Learn to build a management team and and feel some relief from carrying the whole weight of leading volunteer involvement alone.

Rants and Raves AnthologyThe Rants and Raves Anthology

Best-selling authors in the volunteer field to share what's on their minds about "hot button" issues.

Visionary Leadership in Volunteer ProgramsVisionary Leadership in Volunteer Programs

A collection of favorite and most-requested presentations from Marlene Wilson, volunteer management pioneer and leader in the field.

Volunteer Management 3rd EditionVolunteer Management: Mobilizing All the Resources of the Community

The most widely utilized text in the world on the theory and practice of managing a volunteer program, revised for the third time.

Volunteer Management Audit

A validating tool for analyzing the effectiveness of an organization's volunteer management practices, with complete Scoresheets and instructions to conduct the process successfully.

Volunteering and the Test of TimeVolunteering and the Test of Time

Drawing together a selection of articles, this book illuminates the ways that the political and social context in which volunteering operates has changed from the 1990s to the present.

Volunteer Program Management: Essential GuideVolunteer Program Management

Truly an essential guide, the book is filled with solid information for both starting and strengthening a volunteer program in any setting.

Volunteer Engagement 2.0 book coverVolunteer Engagement 2.0

35 experts in volunteerism explore innovative volunteer engagement approaches that are reshaping nonprofits and their communities, and share how you can put these insights into action in your own organization.