Volunteers

Volunteers are a great way to get free support for your organization, whether you need help for a special event or project, or administrative assistance. Use this page as a resource to help you find and manage volunteers to fulfill your organization’s needs and better serve your community.

If you have any resources that you’d like to share with the nonprofit community, please email a brief description, and link or PDF to Jennifer Peifer.


Local Resources

United Way of CT 2-1-1

The Volunteer Center of Southwestern Fairfield County

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut’s Volunteer Solutions

Volunteer Connecticut

Hands on Hartford

Volunteer Opportunities in New England

Create the Good

 

Don't forget that college interns can be volunteers too! Interns can be a great way to get extra free or low-cost support for your organization, and give a bright young mind a chance to earn some relevant work experience! Consider using an intern for help with IT, marketing, development, special events or administrative functions. We encourage all nonprofits to support their local institutions of higher education by mentoring our workforce's next generation!

CT Conference of Independent Colleges

CT State University System

University of Connecticut

 


Resources

Volunteer's Legal Handbook

Nonprofit Risk Management Center

Corporation for National and Community Service: The Corporation for National and Community Service has developed a comprehensive toolkit of resources for faith-based and community organizations (FBOs and CBOs) under its Faith and Communities Engaged in Service (FACES) initiative. The Corporation is enhancing its outreach and engagement of FBOs and CBOs as part of its implementation of the President's initiative.

How to Maximize and Extend Your Volunteer Resources: This is an interactive workshop for executive and senior leadership. Through volunteer management strategies of recruitment, selection, orientation, training, retention and recognition, you will learn the “foundation building” for your volunteer program. We will include designing job descriptions, getting your staff on board, providing supervision and recognizing volunteers of all ages.

 Managing Volunteers: Balancing Risk and Reward

This booklet contains information to help better manage volunteers. Topics covered include volunteer recruitment, screening and selection, as well as training, supervising and disciplining volunteers. Includes a brief explanation of volunteer liability and types of coverage available.

 

 
Two helpful handbooks on how the volunteering public can help you achieve your mission.  Includes policies and procedures for 1) paid employees/board handbook and 2) volunteer handbook.

Find Volunteers

Volunteer Match

Serve.gov - "United We Serve" initiative

Do Something

Service Space

Energize, Inc.

GiveSpot.com

Network for Good

Points of Light Foundation


Develop Volunteers

Value of Volunteer Time

Independent Sector

Volunteer Consulting Group, Inc.

Management Assistance Program- Volunteers

A Guide to Volunteering and Donating

 


Volunteers Bookshelf

Leadership and Management of Volunteer Programs : A Guide for Volunteer Administrators


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