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Volunteer Management

Here are some helpful guides for varying aspects of volunteer management. 
 
If you have generated any volunteer management resources or would like to share a document or link that you found particularly helpful, please feel free to add it to the resources below. 

An example volunteer management policy from UWMC VITA Program 

Useful Links:

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51 Ways to Reward Employees [Or Volunteers] That Don't Cost Money
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Here's a list of 51 ways to reward employees for their hard work, that don't cost hardly anything... Also some great ways to reward volunteers! :)  Mar 28, 2011, 1:32 PM Madison VISTA
Ċ ExecutiveSummarymyImpact.org.pdf
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Here is a great resource that works with Social Media like Facebook and Twitter to help manage Volunteer Hours! No more need for paper time sheets or journals! Check it out!   170k v. 4 Apr 8, 2011, 7:40 AM Madison VISTA
ĉ MotivatingyourMembers.doc
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A guide on how to keep volunteers motivated and how to anticipate what their needs will be.   329k v. 5 Nov 17, 2010, 6:41 AM Madison VISTA
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Personal Qualities of Volunteer Managers
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What makes a great Volunteer Manager? (Try using this list to develop your resume!)  May 18, 2012, 10:34 AM Kelly Knox
ĉ ProgressThroughBusinessVolunteerPolicy.doc
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A basic and clear volunteer policy for a non profit  52k v. 2 Oct 19, 2011, 9:28 AM Stephanie Thompson
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Reflection Planning
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Several toolkits and guides for planning effective reflection sessions for volunteers.  Nov 16, 2010, 1:52 PM Madison VISTA
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Teampedia
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Teampedia- Tools for Teams  Aug 23, 2011, 1:42 PM Madison VISTA
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Urban Institute research on volunteer retention and management
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Great quantitative data showing effective volunteer management practices  Mar 21, 2013, 12:30 PM Madison VISTA
ĉ VITAVolunteerPositionDescription.doc
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Volunteer description for a tax preparer volunteer  30k v. 1 Oct 19, 2011, 9:29 AM Stephanie Thompson
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Volunteer Recognition Ideas
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Great in-depth list of serveral volunteer recognition events  Feb 28, 2011, 10:42 AM Madison VISTA
Ċ VolunteerRecognition.pdf
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Ideas for volunteer recognition events  41k v. 4 Nov 16, 2010, 1:57 PM Madison VISTA