Our Amazon store

In a new development for our site we have created our own Amazon store for you to browse and buy publications we recommend.

Our store features books on volunteer leadership management as well as a range of other titles that we think relate to the subject of strategic volunteer engagement.

Just like on the regular Amazon UK site you can explore the publications we feature and buy direct from Amazon.

If you have a publication that you think should promote please contact us with details.

You can also view Rob's author page on Amazon UK for a specific list of publications he has written.
The Complete Volunteer Management Handbook
Fully revised and updated, The Complete Volunteer Management Handbook has been the leading resource on volunteering since it was first published in 1994.

Extremely familiar in volunteering circles by its original title, Essential Volunteer Management, the remit of this renamed edition is has been broadened and extended with the addition of a third author – UK volunteering expert and consultant Rob Jackson.

It includes:
– a fully revised introduction on trends and issues in volunteerism;
– new and updated content throughout;
– new chapters on measuring effectiveness and enhancing the status of the volunteer programme;
– volunteering perspectives from the UK, US and beyond.

Comprehensive, insightful and practical, The Complete Volunteer Management Handbook provides essential reading for anyone responsible for recruiting,
managing or working with volunteers.

‘An essential tool for any organisation seeking to involve volunteers strategically and effectively in its work. It will help you understand how to make the most of volunteers and ensure a positive experience for both the volunteer and the organisation.’
Alison Blagdon, Head of Volunteering, Parkinson’s UK

‘Whether you’ve been working with volunteers for years or are just starting out, this book will take you through the vital steps for success, from developing a role to supporting your volunteers long term. Offering expert advice and tips, the handbook is the perfect accompaniment to the role of the volunteer manager.’
Samantha Sparrow, Knowledge & Innovation Manager, vInspired

‘We need to draw on the body of knowledge that has been built up through experience and research over the years and from around the world – this new edition
enables us to do just that.’
From the Foreword by Justin Davis Smith CBE, Chief Executive, Volunteering England

‘An engaging, insightful and highly comprehensive guide to involving volunteers.’
Amy New, Volunteering Experience Project Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support

From The Top Down - UK edition
A bestseller since the original US edition in 1986, From The Top Down was the first book to identify the critical link between the actions of an organisation’s senior management and the overall success of volunteer engagement. It has been the go-to book for enlightened CEOs, senior managers and board members around the world wanting to improve the strategic integration of volunteering with their mission, and a guide for volunteer resources managers striving to influence “up” in their organisations.

This latest edition is fully revised and adapted for readers in the United Kingdom. With UK-specific chapters on legal and financial issues, FROM THE TOP DOWN - UK EDITION is the essential guide for UK organisations to achieve maximum impact from the participation of volunteers.

From The Top Down - UK edition, is also available in Kindle edition and PDF formats.

Turn Your Organisation Into A Volunteer Magnet
In 2007 Rob Jackson, Fraser Dyer and Andy Fryar published the second edition of the free electronic book they edited, Turn Your Organisation Into A Volunteer Magnet.

In the book, forty people from across the field of volunteer management around the globe (contributions come from Australia, Britain, Canada, Italy, New Zealand and the USA) share what they have learned about making your organisation attractive to volunteers.

Packed full of top tips and compelling case studies on topics ranging from recruitment and retention, to diversity and creative programme management, these authors – many of whom are published here for the first time – write from the grassroots of volunteer management.

Now in its second edition, this expanded collection of ideas is an indispensable resource written by managers of volunteers for their peers.

You can donwload a pdf copy of Turn Your Organisation Into A Volunteer Magnet here

NB - You will Adobe Reader to access this document.

Print editions are also available at cost price and can be ordered directly from Lulu, an online print-on-demand supplier.