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Recruitment

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

Book coverBest of All

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

Book cover77 Ways to Recruit Volunteers

An idea-a-page for recruiting volunteers successfully.

 

 

Book coverGood Guys

Learn to develop a dynamic membership development campaign by applying great, practical tips from two college fraternity leaders. (Not just for recruiting volunteers on campus!)

Book coverA People Lens

Sprinkled with true stories of innovative volunteer engagement, best-practice tips, and perspectives from agency leaders and volunteers, this book will change how you think about engaging highly-skilled volunteers.

Volunteer Speed MatchingA Toolkit for Volunteer Speed Matching

Think speed dating meets volunteer recruiting! One clever volunteer center outside of London produced this Toolkit for the perfect, fun and upbeat recruiting event.

book cover imageThe LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook

Understand the concept and practices of virtual volunteering and integrate online service successfully into your overall volunteer involvement strategy.

Book Cover When Everyone's a Volunteer

Challenges conventional wisdom about boards, fundraising, and membership development when applied to grassroots volunteer efforts. Includes great group interaction exercises.

Volunteering by Unemployed PeopleVolunteering by Unemployed People

A guide from the UK on how to recruit and retain people who are unemployed in volunteer work as a route to opportunity, with a realistic approach to issues and barriers.

Training Module 2: Volunteer Recruitment

Explores targeted volunteer recruitment: develop a strategy of invitation to reach the best people to fill your volunteer positions.

Training Module 4: Volunteer Motivation

Explores why people volunteer and teaches how to respect and respond to differences in motivational needs.

Volunteer Recruitment BookThe Volunteer Recruitment (and Membership Development) Book

Complete guide to recruitment, from designing volunteer roles to assessing your organization’s image to where and how to look for new volunteers. Long chapter on membership development for all-volunteer organizations.

Volunteering by People with DisablilitiesVolunteering by People with Disabilities

A guide from the UK on how to recruit and retain people with disabilities in volunteer work as a route to opportunity, with a realistic approach to issues and barriers.

Book coverWorking Shoulder to Shoulder

Stories and strategies of youth-adult partnerships that succeed, with over 20 reproducible tools to help you engage youth participants to the greatest effect in your organization.

Top Tips for Recruitment DVDTop Tips for Recruiting Volunteers (DVD)

Australian trainer Martin J. Cowling cuts straight to the chase in this video presentation of what organizations do correctly and incorrectly in connecting volunteers.

Patrons, Presidents and PersonalitiesPatrons, Presidents and Personalities

Unique and helpful guide to the challenge of working with celebrities who endorse or fundraise as volunteers for your organization – maximize the rewards, minimize the risks.