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Explore the world of books, guidelines, online resources to enhance and improve your management of volunteers .

~ May 2008~

By Definition: Policies For Volunteer Programs

Policies are critical in reducing risks and ensuring safe and satisfying volunteer involvement. By Definition is a step-by-step "how to" manual on developing policies specifically for volunteer programs. It provides clear definitions of policies and procedures and outlines how managers of volunteers, boards of directors, and senor Staff can work together on policy design.

By Definition provides samples of policies in 70 different topic areas including the following: Screening; communicable diseases, progressive discipline; dismissal; recognition; safe working conditions; reimbursement; evaluation; sexual harassment; strikes; insurance; anti-racism; confidentiality; conflict of interest; grievance and appeals.

Author: Linda Graff is an consultant and training working in the the nonprofit and voluntary sector since 1980. She is a voluntary sector specialist, impassioned advocate for the field of volunteer program management, and a dynamic and popular trainer.

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The One Minute Answer to Volunteer Management Questions: A Practical Approach

This book is written to provide easy, succinct information for the volunteer program manager who doesn't have time to delve into all the literature available and needs a "one minute manager" approach. It provides an easy read on topics such as: community involvement, understanding motivation, recruitment, interviewing, supervision, recognition, risk management, networking, and leadership.

Author: Mary Kay Hood is Director of Volunteer Services in a midwestern medical center. She is active with United Way in her area, teaching the Basic Volunteer Management Series for several years. She has presented workshops nationally and is a members of several professional associations for managers of volunteers.

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