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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 coverBetter Safe

Demystifies risk management and sets out in plain language what every volunteer program needs to know about this sometimes scary, always critical subject.

Book coverA Conversation with a Purpose

Practical advice, tools, and techniques to conduct prospective volunteer interviews effectively - something every leader of volunteers must do all the time.

Book coverBeyond Police Checks

Definitive guide for screening volunteers and employees, explaining why and how to assure everyone's protection.

Exploring Volunteer Space coverExploring Volunteer Space

A philosophic-yet-practical exploration of the universe of volunteering, attempting to describe, define, and explain how and where volunteering occurs.

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.

Making Dreams Come TrueMaking Dreams Come True without Money, Might or Miracles

Inspiration for leaders of volunteers who act at "dream-catchers" every day.  Examine how to keep dreams alive, form dream-nurturing environments, and support volunteers' dreams to reality.

Book coverMeasuring Up

Dozens of forms to assess volunteer involvement in your organization including forms for agency readiness for volunteers, volunteer feedback, assessing organizational climate, and personal satisfaction in your job. 

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.

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.

Stalking the Elusive ExecStalking the Elusive Executive (FREE)

Free e-publication - A dozen tips written mainly for volunteer resources managers who need help in gaining administrative support, even to get their bosses to read a book on the topic of volunteers.

Volunteer Management in Cultural InstitutionsVolunteer Management in Cultural Institutions

Experience-based and thoughtful roadmap to creating and managing volunteers in arts settings, combining western best practice with the perspective of eastern Europe.

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 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 Shelf LifeThe Volunteer Shelf Life

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

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. 

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.