United Way Volunteer Center of Charlotte County
United Way Volunteer Center of Lee, Hendry and Glades
VolunteerWay is an initiative of the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades providing recruitment, referral, and placements.
Florida Gulf Coast University - Volunteer Southwest Florida
Volunteer Southwest Florida is your portal to exciting opportunities to make a difference in your community. By following the links to the left you can connect to local volunteer opportunities, upcoming events, a quarterly newsletter and useful web links.
The Nonprofit Good Practice Guide: Promoting the power of shared knowledge
The Nonprofit Good Practice Guide offers a resource library for a variety of topics in nonprofit management and capacity building, including topics on volunteerism, diversity, building partnerships, board development, ethics and advocacy, among many other important issues.
National Council of Nonprofits: Volunteers
Not every nonprofit has the need or capacity to successfully organize and operate a volunteer program. Appreciating the resources required to successfully integrate volunteers into a nonprofit’s operations is key to a sustainable program. Success is not ensured simply by finding a few people willing to spend a few hours helping out your nonprofit. Resources for recruiting, screening, training, supervising, and evaluating volunteers are necessary. The National Council’s online resources for volunteers provides information to help develop a successful volunteer program.
Society for Nonprofit Organizations
Links to other resources nonprofit leaders may require to build and maintain a strong volunteer program.
Volunteering Produces Health Benefits
'The Health Benefits of Volunteering: A Review of Recent Research' has found a significant connection between volunteering and good health. The report shows that volunteers have greater longevity, higher functional ability, lower rates of depression and less incidence of heart disease.
United Way - Live United
United Way is a worldwide network in 45 countries and territories, including nearly 1,300 local organizations in the U.S. It advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all, by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, income and health. The United Way movement creates long lasting community change by addressing the underlying causes of problems that prevent progress in these areas. LIVE UNITED is a call to action for everyone to become a part of the change.
Volunteering in Florida
Statistics and graphs showing volunteering in Florida and Cape Coral. Resources and related websites are provided on the site. Florida ranks a low level of volunteerism: 47th among the 50 states and Washington, DC.
United We Serve
Serve.gov is your online resource for not only finding volunteer opportunities in your community, but also creating your own. Use Serve.gov to help you do your part. America’s foundation will be built one community at a time – and it starts with you.
National and Community Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service is part of a network that supports collaboration among national, state, and local entities. Boomers Get Involved in one program. Together, Corporation State Offices, State Service Commissions, and State Education Agencies coordinate the resources of the Corporation at the state and local levels.
Search for volunteer opportunities in specifying your area of focus, state, etc.
VolunteerMatch strives to make it easier for good people and good causes to connect. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement. Our popular service welcomes millions of visitors a year and has become the preferred internet recruiting tool for more than 73,000 nonprofit organizations.
Tracking Volunteer Time
Tracking volunteer time can help you meet match requirements, improve your financial statement presentations, and reduce liability. This article explains why and how to include volunteer time in your budgets and financials.
Volunteer Risk Management
Every volunteer program, from the smallest to the largest, can take steps to avoid surprise when it comes to providing a meaningful experience for its volunteers. Tutorial is available on the site.
Listing of Volunteer Management Software
A free resource for nonprofit organizations and other mission based organizations. Links and resources provided.
Developing and Managing Volunteer Programs
Materials and links are organized in a way that organizations might be need to start a volunteer management program. Organizations that already have established programs can use this overall topic by going directly to the sections that are relevant to current priorities in their current program.
The New Volunteer Workforce
The Stanford Social Innovation Review released this report in the Winter of 2009 on volunteerism in the nonprofit sector. It focuses on the financial and capacity-building benefits volunteers provide and strategic approaches to further volunteer impact.
Serve America Act
Learn more about Congress's recent legislation regarding volunteerism in America. The Serve America Act seeks to expand opportunities for people to serve at every age and station in life.
Effective Practices Collection
This searchable database allows organizations to search through collections of reports, research and data on broad areas of community service topics.
Department of Labor/Volunteer Profile
The U.S. Department of Labor Web site provides an annually updated report of who is volunteering based on a variety of factors, including gender, age, ethnicity and employment status.
AmeriCorps' Impact on Members and Nonprofit Organizations
The Brookings Institute released this report in 2008 detailing results of a longitudinal study of AmeriCorps workers and its impact on civic behavior versus citizens who did not participate in AmeriCorps.
Turn Your Organization into a Volunteer Magnet
Forty leaders in the field of volunteer management, from Australia, Britain, Canada, Italy, New Zealand and the USA, share what they have learned about making your organization attractive to volunteers. Packed full of top tips and compelling case studies on topics ranging from recruitment and retention, to diversity and creative program management, these authors ñ many of whom are published here for the first time ñ write from the grassroots of volunteer management. Now in its second edition, this expanded collection of ideas is an indispensable resource written by managers of volunteers for their peers.
ServiceLeader.org, a project of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs of the University of Texas at Austin, provides information on all aspects of volunteerism. Download the E-Book: Strategic Volunteer Engagement.