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Supervision

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.

77 Ways to Recognize Volunteers77 Ways to Recognize Volunteers

An idea-a-page to show real appreciation for volunteers.

Handling Problem VolunteersHandling Problem Volunteers

Insightful and humorous guide to dealing with a wide range of problem behaviors exhibited by some volunteers, from irritating to seriously dysfunctional.

Book coverKeep Those Volunteers Around

A back-to-basics book on volunteer retention. A dozen easy tips to excite, inspire, & retain your most valuable asset...volunteers. 

Book coverKeeping Volunteers

Examines the art of keeping volunteers productively connected to the organization including how to enhance volunteer motivation, avoid volunteer burnout, get beyond short-term commitments, and more.

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.

Training Module 5: Supervising Volunteers

Identifies the basic skills and characteristics of good volunteer supervision, clarifies the supervisor's role with volunteers, and explores methods and systems for carrying out this role.

Training Module 7: Delegating to Volunteers

Explores the values of responsible delegation and teaches procedures and techniques for doing it well.

Training Module 8: Mutual Performance Reviews

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

Training Module 9: Handling Volunteer Performance Problems

Identifies some of the causes of volunteer performance problems and examines options for dealing with volunteer performance gaps.

Volunteer Shelf LifeThe Volunteer Shelf Life

Recognize the temporary nature of volunteering and the many reasons why volunteers might leave.

Supervising VolunteersWhat We Learned (the Hard Way) about Supervising Volunteers

Advice, wisdom, and experience from over 85 real-life, on-the-job supervisors of volunteers: crystal clear analysis of what works and what doesn't in supervision.

You Cannot Be Serious!

Packed with practical information, stories, tools and resources, this guide provides support and advice for making organizations more socially inclusive and including individuals with mental health problems as volunteers.

Engaging the Head, Heart and Hands of a VolunteerEngaging the Head, Heart and Hands of a Volunteer

A guide on volunteer motivation and leadership skills for leaders of volunteers to feed the passion of those who choose to serve.

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.

The New BreedThe New Breed, Second Edition

Understand the wants and needs today’s “new breed” of volunteers, especially those who don’t respond to old management styles.