Volunteer Management Resources

Volunteer Management Resources

Tips, templates and training!

Online Resources

Energize Inc

Energize, Inc. is an international training, consulting and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism. Founded in 1977 by Susan Ellis, Energize has assisted organizations of all types with their volunteer efforts.


Idealist offers international searchable databases of organizations and the information, job and volunteer opportunities they post.  They also provide a good “roundup” of research, best practices, tools, and ideas in the field of volunteer management.

Washington Nonprofits

Washington Nonprofits collaborates with nonprofit experts and community partners to provide high quality trainings, knowledge sharing, and network building across all nonprofit themes and regions.  Click here for their calendar of events around the state.


Visit the 501 Commons Volunteer Management Guide to find information on volunteer management and downloadable tools and templates that you can customize for your organization.  You can also enter the word “volunteer” into the site search and you will get a list and descriptions of over 200 sample handbooks, policies, forms, position descriptions, informational pages, and links.