Sources for More Information
Bulletin #36: How to Work with Volunteers — Effectively
To either post volunteer openings or to locate places to volunteer, the Arbor Day Foundation's Volunteer Center is a good place to start.
This poster child of volunteerism is the source of a variety of information, including the print or online version of The Simple Act of Planting a Tree.
Selected Key Links for Additional Information about Working with Volunteers
- Oregon's SOLVE has the mission of bringing together organizations for the benefit of the environment. Included is a discussion of how to expand beyond the handful of the same people who always volunteer.
- An excellent guide from England's Volunteer Centre
- The Idealist offers good advice on Best Management Practices for Volunteer Management Professionals.
- Mitch Ditkoff, president of Idea Champion, blogs about his observations of the 27 Best Practices of High Performing Volunteer Organizations.