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 a Volunteer Toolkit

Wednesday, August 15 // 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
VolunteerNow Dallas // 2800 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX 75204
Facilitator: Karen Reid, M.S., CVA

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. Please bring samples of your current materials and be ready to ‘roll-up up your sleeves’ and work. 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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Risk Management

Wednesday, August 29 // 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
VolunteerNow Dallas // 2800 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX 75204
Facilitator: Jonathan Blum. J.D.

Join us for this dynamic workshop on eliminating risk and implementing quality methods into volunteer engagement and service programs. Featuring special guest Jonathan Blum, Attorney at the Law Firm of Polsinelli PC who specializes in nonprofit law. Learn various ways you can protect your volunteer program, clients, staff, volunteers and organization. We will review the relevancy of various forms, agreements and waivers, background checks and other best practices in volunteer engagement. The course is ideal for anyone who wants minimize risk for their organization including volunteer managers, executive directors, and board members.

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Strategic Volunteer Recruitment

Wednesday, September 5 // 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
VolunteerNow Dallas // 2800 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX 75204
Facilitator: Karen Reid, MA, CVA

At this interactive training, you'll learn the key components of a quality volunteer program and evaluate the readiness of your organization to successfully engage volunteers. A benchmarking assessment tool will help you identify current strengths and opportunities, and you'll then set priorities and next steps for your agency's needs. 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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Lifelong Learning Builds Superstars

Friday, October 5 // at Gladney Center for Adoption
6300 John Ryan Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76132
Hosted by DOVIA of Tarrant County

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How Ready is Your Agency for Volunteer Engagement?

Wednesday, October 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

At this interactive training, you'll learn the key components of a quality volunteer program and evaluate the readiness of your organization to successfully engage volunteers. A benchmarking assessment tool will help you identify current strengths and opportunities, and you'll then set priorities and next steps for your agency's needs. The course is ideal for anyone who wants to start or improve their volunteer engagement program including volunteer managers, executive directors, and board members.

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Building a Volunteer Toolkit

Wednesday, November 14 // 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
VolunteerNow Dallas // 2800 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX 75204
Facilitator: Karen Reid, M.S., CVA

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. Please bring samples of your current materials and be ready to ‘roll-up up your sleeves’ and work.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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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.