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Volunteer Fox Cities

Volunteer Management Resources

Welcome Volunteer Managers!
Volunteer Fox Cities staff have collected an array of resources for you. We plan to keep updating as we find new information to share. Please check back from time to time.

If you don’t see a resource that you need, please let us know at info@volunteerfoxcities.org. Also, remember Volunteer Fox Cities has its own Resource Library at the Appleton office. Come visit anytime!

A local networking association for volunteer managers, and all who work with volunteers

Networking: Monthly meetings, sharing ideas and information with other volunteer coordinators. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month from 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

          Odd Months (Jan., Mar., etc.) are in person and may include networking, presentations and more. Meetings are currently held at                          Harbor House – 720 W. 5th st. in Appleton.

          Even Months (Feb., Apr., etc.) will take place virtually and be mainly networking focused.         

Email volunteer.action.council@gmail.com for more information.

The Volunteer Action Council is an affiliate of the Wisconsin Volunteer Coordinators Association, WVCA. For more information, visit www.wvca.org. WVCA hosts a statewide conference on the first Thursday-Friday of May. This conference rotates throughout the state.

GoVol Oshkosh networking group

This group has a similar focus as the Volunteer Action Council – Fox Cities group.  Both are affiliated with the WVCA Wisconsin Volunteer Coordinators Association.

Meetings take place on the 2nd Tuesday of the odd numbered months (Jan., Mar. etc) from 11 – 1 .  

Meetings are held in person at Father Carr’s Place 2B, Mother Teresa Center. 1062 N. Koeller St. Oshkosh.

For more information on GoVol, or to be added to the contact list please contact Mike Lueder: luederm@uwosh.edu.

Volunteer Program Checklist

___ Job Descriptions for each volunteer placement

___ Recruitment plan based on each job’s requirements and the skills needed.

___ Volunteer Application

___ Screening Process in place

___ Orientation and Training planned

___ Space and work area assigned for volunteers

___ On-going plan for volunteer support

___ Method for obtaining volunteer feedback and suggestions

___ Volunteer Retention plan including evaluations and opportunities for advancement

___ Volunteer Recognition plan

Volunteer Fox Cities staff can lead you to resources for the above areas of volunteer management. Contact us at info@volunteerfoxcities.org

Program Websites for Volunteer Managers

The following websites are the leaders in Volunteer Management

Significant Websites for Sources on Volunteer Management from Volunteer Power

The sites listed here offer an especially substantial amount of free information on many aspects of volunteer management.

Energize is the largest site in the world for leaders of volunteer efforts (over 1200 free pages). Creator Susan J. Ellis is President of Energize, Inc., a training, consulting, and publishing firm that specializes in volunteerism.

e-Volunteerism: The Electronic Journal of the Volunteerism Community
E-volunteerism is a quarterly electronic publication by consultants Steve McCurley and Susan Ellis of Energize, inc. The website is for volunteer leaders/managers who want to “go beyond the mundane in the volunteerism field.” Every item in the publication is interactive, inviting you to contribute comments and additional materials.

OzVPM: Essential Resources for the Volunteer Program Manager
OzVPM is an Australasian site (and international partner of Energize) with a growing set of documents and links to volunteerism resources in Australia and the Pacific, monthly hot topic essays, and an active online discussion forum. OzVPM was created by Andy Fryar, speaker, author, trainer and volunteer management consultant.

The Source for Youth Ministry
The Source for Youth Ministry is the largest youth ministry website offering free resources to youth ministers and volunteer youth leaders. This is the first site you should go to when you need a quick game or ice-breaker. It’s an excellent resource with tons and tons of cool, free ideas. Author, speaker, youth consultant and trainer Jonathan McKee is the founder and president of “The Source for Youth Ministry”.

Charity Channel

Corporation for National and Community Service

Independent Sector  (value of volunteer time listed under: Understand Our Sector)

Points of Light Institute

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