VolunteerNow® Education and Training

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.

VolunteerNow designs practical, proprietary curriculum based upon our 45+ years of experience in working with organizations to improve their recruitment, engagement and retention of volunteers. Every course we offer features core competencies as identified by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA).

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I have attended a number of trainings at VolunteerNow because they are ALWAYS 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

2018 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? Special thanks to Wells Fargo in the development of these trainings.

Building Your Volunteer Toolkit

Wednesday, November 14 // 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
VolunteerNow Dallas // 2800 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX 75204
Facilitator: Karen Reid, M.S., CVA

In their eagerness to pursue their mission, organizations often overlook the groundwork necessary to create a sustainable a volunteer program. This hands-on workshop will guide you through building the tools and resources for a successful volunteer program including policies and procedures, a volunteer application, job description, volunteer handbook, orientation checklist, liability waiver and more.

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Strategic Volunteer Recruitment

Wednesday, January 9 // 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
VolunteerNow Dallas // 2800 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX 75204
Facilitator: Karen Reid, M.S., CVA

Strategic Volunteer Recruitment is an interactive 2-hour training and professional development course for volunteer coordinators at all levels. Participants will learn how to assess organizational needs and identify target volunteers best equipped to address those needs. You will then practice writing effective volunteer opportunity postings and adapt postings to attract your target audience. The course is ideal for anyone responsible for recruiting volunteers, whether you are new to the field or a seasoned professional in need of a refresher to reach a desired target audience of volunteers. Program managers, executive directors, development staff, and volunteer leaders are encouraged to attend.

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How Ready Is Your Organization for Volunteer Engagement?

Wednesday, January 23 // 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
VolunteerNow Dallas // 2800 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX 75204
Facilitator: Karen Reid, M.S., CVA

Participants will learn the key components of a quality volunteer program and evaluate the readiness of their organization to successfully engage volunteers. Benchmarking assessment tools will help participants identify their current strengths and opportunities. They will then set priorities and identify next steps appropriate to their specific organizational needs. The course is ideal for anyone who wants to start or improve their volunteer engagement program, whether you are new to the field or a seasoned professional in need of a refresher in best practices. The target audience includes volunteer managers, executive directors, and board members.

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Building Your Volunteer Toolkit

Wednesday, February 27 // 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
VolunteerNow Dallas // 2800 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX 75204
Facilitator: Karen Reid, M.S., CVA

In their eagerness to pursue their mission, organizations often overlook the groundwork necessary to create a sustainable a volunteer program. This hands-on workshop will guide you through building the tools and resources for a successful volunteer program including policies and procedures, a volunteer application, job description, volunteer handbook, orientation checklist, liability waiver and more.

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Preventing Volunteer Burnout

Wednesday, March 6 // 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
VolunteerNow Dallas // 2800 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX 75204
Facilitator: Karen Reid, M.S., CVA

Preventing Volunteer Burnout is a two-hour course where participants will learn how to recognize the causes and impacts of volunteer and staff burnout. Participants will also learn how to evaluate their volunteer program and gain valuable skills to avoid burnout and help give volunteers a sense of purpose. The course is ideal for anyone responsible for managing volunteers including nonprofit volunteer managers, executive directors, program managers, and volunteer leaders.

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How Ready Is Your Organization for Volunteer Engagement?

Wednesday, April 24 // 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
VolunteerNow Dallas // 2800 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX 75204
Facilitator: Karen Reid, M.S., CVA

Participants will learn the key components of a quality volunteer program and evaluate the readiness of their organization to successfully engage volunteers. Benchmarking assessment tools will help participants identify their current strengths and opportunities. They will then set priorities and identify next steps appropriate to their specific organizational needs. The course is ideal for anyone who wants to start or improve their volunteer engagement program, whether you are new to the field or a seasoned professional in need of a refresher in best practices. The target audience includes volunteer managers, executive directors, and board members.

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Building Your Volunteer Toolkit

Wednesday, May 23 // 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
VolunteerNow Dallas // 2800 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX 75204
Facilitator: Karen Reid, M.S., CVA

In their eagerness to pursue their mission, organizations often overlook the groundwork necessary to create a sustainable a volunteer program. This hands-on workshop will guide you through building the tools and resources for a successful volunteer program including policies and procedures, a volunteer application, job description, volunteer handbook, orientation checklist, liability waiver and more.

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Building Your Volunteer Toolkit

Wednesday, August 7 // 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
VolunteerNow Dallas // 2800 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX 75204
Facilitator: Karen Reid, M.S., CVA

In their eagerness to pursue their mission, organizations often overlook the groundwork necessary to create a sustainable a volunteer program. This hands-on workshop will guide you through building the tools and resources for a successful volunteer program including policies and procedures, a volunteer application, job description, volunteer handbook, orientation checklist, liability waiver and more.

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Preventing Volunteer Burnout

Wednesday, September 25 // 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
VolunteerNow Dallas // 2800 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX 75204
Facilitator: Karen Reid, M.S., CVA

Preventing Volunteer Burnout is a two-hour course where participants will learn how to recognize the causes and impacts of volunteer and staff burnout. Participants will also learn how to evaluate their volunteer program and gain valuable skills to avoid burnout and help give volunteers a sense of purpose. The course is ideal for anyone responsible for managing volunteers including nonprofit volunteer managers, executive directors, program managers, and volunteer leaders.

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How Ready Is Your Organization for Volunteer Engagement?

Wednesday, October 21 // 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
VolunteerNow Dallas // 2800 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX 75204
Facilitator: Karen Reid, M.S., CVA

Participants will learn the key components of a quality volunteer program and evaluate the readiness of their organization to successfully engage volunteers. Benchmarking assessment tools will help participants identify their current strengths and opportunities. They will then set priorities and identify next steps appropriate to their specific organizational needs. The course is ideal for anyone who wants to start or improve their volunteer engagement program, whether you are new to the field or a seasoned professional in need of a refresher in best practices. The target audience includes volunteer managers, executive directors, and board members.

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Building Your Volunteer Toolkit

Wednesday, November 6 // 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
VolunteerNow Dallas // 2800 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX 75204
Facilitator: Karen Reid, M.S., CVA

In their eagerness to pursue their mission, organizations often overlook the groundwork necessary to create a sustainable a volunteer program. This hands-on workshop will guide you through building the tools and resources for a successful volunteer program including policies and procedures, a volunteer application, job description, volunteer handbook, orientation checklist, liability waiver and more.

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Scholarship Details

Thanks to generous underwriting by the Amon G. Carter Foundation, full and partial 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.