VolunteerToday.com ~~ The Electronic Gazette for Volunteerism

~ May 2001 ~
  • Value of a Volunteer Hour
  • Quotes, Quotes, and Quotes
  • Volunteer Managers and Burnout

Value of a Volunteer Hour

The Independent Sector annually reports the value of one volunteer hour. That value can be used to calculate the monetary value of hours donated. For the year 2001 that number is $15.39 per hour. For more information on this visit the Independent Sector Web site.

Quotes, Quotes, and Quotes

The online discussion group for volunteer managers, CYBERVPM, (To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE CYBERVPM followed by your full name or organization. Send this message, making capitalization exactly, with no further message in the body of the e-mail.) has a question every month from someone wanting the perfect quote or poem or song to use at a volunteer event. Here are some places to find the perfect quote. Most of them can be searched by keywords, author, or topic.

Annabelle's Quotation Guide - http://www.annabelle.net

Cliche Finder - http://www.westegg.com/cliche/

Volunteer Managers and Burnout

High turnover, high stress, high demands. Sound like the job description for a stockbroker? It is also the description of job-managing volunteers. A Volunteer Today reader asked for some tips on coping with stress and burnout at work. Here are some ideas.


Washington State University offers a Volunteer Management Certification Program through the Internet. Individuals around the world can earn a certificate in managing or coordinating volunteers, without leaving home.

For more information, visit Volunteer Today's Portal site, Internet Resources. Look for the Washington State University listing. There is a hot link to their Web site.


The National Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Government (NAVPLG) is an association of administrators, coordinators and directors of volunteer programs in local government. Its purpose is to strengthen volunteer programs in local government through leadership, advocacy, networking and information exchange. NAAVPLG is an affiliate of the National Association of Counties and is seeking affiliate status with the National League of Cities.

Cost is $20 for individuals and $75 for group local government membership. An affiliate membership is $25 and is intended for those who are not local government members but may have an interest in the group. There is a quarterly newsletter, national network, and access to NACo's Volunteerism Project.

For more information contact Glenis Chapin, who is a member of the Executive Committee. She can be reached by phone at 503-588-7990. Be sure to mention you read about this in Volunteer Today.

Copyright 2001 by Nancy Macduff.

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