ERIC Number: ED414412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
The Volunteer Recruitment (and Membership Development) Book. Second Edition.
Ellis, Susan J.
This book is designed to help nonprofit organizations recruit and retain volunteers. Following an introductory section covering the recruitment and use of volunteers, it contains 14 chapters organized in 3 sections. The chapters in the first section discuss what volunteer recruiters need to do before actually asking anyone to volunteer. They elaborate the steps to take to plan for volunteer involvement and select the best sources of prospective volunteers for the available assignments. The chapters in section II examine the best ways to reach out to prospective volunteers--choosing the right recruitment techniques and presenting the organization's message in the most motivating way. The chapters in section III discuss the special challenges of reaching out to the widest possible audiences to find the best volunteers, including distinctive recruitment issues relevant to all-volunteer groups. An appendix covers the possibilities of recruiting on the Internet and a bibliography contains 18 references. (KC)
Descriptors: Administrator Behavior, Administrator Role, Administrators, Adults, Agency Role, Nonprofit Organizations, Personnel Selection, Private Agencies, Program Administration, Recruitment, Social Agencies, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Energize, Inc., 5450 Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144 ($18.75).
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A