VolunteerNow Training and Education

VolunteerNow is a national thought leader in volunteerism. We recognize that nonprofit organizations can make a greater impact on the community when they effectively engage and manage volunteers. To facilitate this process we offer practical, cost-effective training and consulting on all phases of volunteer engagement and management.

Our workshops provide the foundation for building an outstanding volunteer program. Each session is designed to enhance core competencies in volunteer management and facilitators are subject matter experts, hand-picked based on their understanding of nonprofits and volunteerism.

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I have attended a number of trainings at VolunteerNow because they are ALWAYS to helpful in my work with volunteers. I get current information and ideas on how to teach, train, recruit, write great volunteer job descriptions and help our volunteers feel welcome!

Joyce Sampson, Volunteer Coordinator, American Foundation for the Blind

2017 Trainings

Volunteers are a vital resource that requires effective engagement and management to drive significant and sustainable impact for nonprofits. However, organizations are not always fully equipped to make the most of their volunteers. How are you leveraging this invaluable resource to strengthen and build capacity for your organization?

How Ready is Your Agency for Volunteer Engagement?

  • When: Friday, April 21 | 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
  • Where: VolunteerNow Dallas | 2800 Live Oak Street
  • Cost: $65 VolunteerNow members | $90 non-members
  • Scholarships are available, thanks to the generous support of the Amon G. Carter Foundation. Click here to apply. 

"How Ready is Your Agency for Volunteer Engagement?"is an interactive 2 1/2 hour training and professional development course for agency leadership and volunteer administrators at all levels. Identify your agency's strengths and areas for improvement, as well as set next steps, for successful volunteer engagement. Register here

Participants will learn the key components of a quality volunteer program and evaluate the readiness of their organization to successfully engage volunteers. A benchmarking assessment tool will help participants identify their current strengths and opportunities. They will then set priorities and identify next steps appropriate to their specific agency needs.

The course is ideal for anyone responsible for working with volunteers, whether you are new to the field or a seasoned professional in need of a refresher in best practices. Program managers, executive directors, agency leadership, and volunteer leaders are encouraged to attend.

Participation in this training will lead to:

  • An increased appreciation of the importance of being properly prepared for volunteers
  • A better understanding of the key elements of preparation for effective volunteer engagement
  • An assessment of the agency's current readiness compared to industry benchmarks
  • An agency specific action plan to enhance readiness for effective volunteer engagement
  • A more successful engagement process for increased satisfaction from volunteers, staff and clients

Texas Volunteer Management Conference

  • When: May 18-19
  • Where: Texas Christian University | Fort Worth

VolunteerNow is a key partner in coordinating the leading educational event for current and emerging volunteer management professionals in Texas and neighboring states. The 25th Annual Texas Volunteer Management conference features keynote speaker Dr. Kimberly Clay, CEO/Founder of Play Like A Girl!. For more information and to register, please visit www.texasvmc.org. 

Essential Strategies of Volunteer Engagement

  • When: Wednesday, May 31 | 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Where: VolunteerNow Dallas | 2800 Live Oak Street
  • Cost: $125 VolunteerNow members | $150 non-members
  • Scholarships are available, thanks to the generous support of the Amon G. Carter Foundation. Click here to apply. 

Essential Strategies of Volunteer Engagement is perfect for volunteer administrators wanting to maximize volunteer impact. Learn key recommended practices of volunteer management, including policies and procedures, risk management as well as recruitment, placement, retention and recognition of volunteers.

Participants will learn how to develop a plan for strategic engagement and the importance of onboarding a volunteer workforce. This course is ideal for anyone responsible for working with volunteers, whether you are new to the field or a seasoned professional in need of a refresher in best practices. Program managers, executive directors, development staff, and volunteer leaders are encouraged to attend.

Participation in this training will lead to:

  • An increase in the number of appropriately selected, placed, and trained volunteers who work passionately toward fulfilling your nonprofit's mission
  • Improved volunteer satisfaction with their roles and willingness to donate time and resources
  • Enhanced staff and volunteer productivity and performance

Scholarship Details

Thanks to generous underwriting by the Amon G. Carter Foundation, professional development scholarships are available to volunteer administrators and other nonprofit staff/board members to attend our trainings. Click here to apply for a scholarship!

VolunteerNow gratefully acknowledges the support of the Amon G. Carter Foundation for professional development scholarships, the support of Wells Fargo, and an anonymous donor for the enhancement and expansion of our volunteer management curricula.

70,000

Volunteers

1.3 million

Hours annually given by volunteers

2,700

Nonprofits served

$32 million

Economic impact