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Employee/Volunteer Relations

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 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.

Building Staff / Volunteer RelationsBuilding Staff/Volunteer Relations

Insight into (and humor about) the reasons for tension between employees and volunteers and practical strategies for designing satisfying work for both groups.

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.

cover imageThe Abundant Not-for-Profit

This book offers leaders a new road map for transforming their organizations with talent, not money, by meaningfully engaging and integrating volunteers as knowledge philanthropists.

Training Module 1: Designing Positions for Volunteers

Designed to sensitize volunteers and staff to the significance of written volunteer position descriptions.

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 9: Handling Volunteer Performance Problems

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

Training Busy StaffTraining Busy Staff to Succeed with Volunteers - Complete Set

12 ready-to-deliver, but completely adaptable, training sessions for teaching paid staff the fundamentals of working with volunteers in your setting.

From the Top Down UK edition book coverFrom the Top Down, UK Edition

UK Edition of the best-selling book that identifies the critical link between the actions of an organisation’s senior management and the overall success of volunteer engagement.