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5 Tips for Recruting Volunteers this Spring

By Alexa Connelly
May 04, 2018

As a nonprofit organization, you rely on the help of volunteers. When spring and summer arrive, many nonprofits struggle to maintain or find enough volunteers for the increase in special events. It is not uncommon for volunteers to go away during warmer months for family vacations and road trips. Or in some cases, volunteers find ...

Non-owned auto and volunteers – Don’t let them crash!

By Alexa Connelly
August 18, 2017

Volunteers are one of the biggest assets your nonprofit needs to successfully carry out its mission. Chances are you rely on them to carry out tasks onsite and offsite. Volunteers often drive their personal vehicle to run errands, attend events, or transport children or seniors. If you rely on volunteers for these types of tasks, ...

Volunteer Accidents – Don’t let them wounded!

By Alexa Connelly
August 04, 2017

Nonprofit and social service organizations depend on volunteers to perform tasks, educate the community, and make their mission come alive. Without volunteers, your nonprofit organization would struggle to serve the community. They are your lifeblood. Alternatively, volunteers are also one of your biggest risks. Protecting volunteers needs to be at the top of your priority ...

Understanding Volunteer Accident and Health Insurance

By Alexa Connelly
April 28, 2017

Volunteers are a necessity to keep your nonprofit doors open. Without their dedication and time, you can’t provide services and help those in need in your community. To keep your volunteers coming back, it’s important they feel cared for and valued by your organization. As a nonprofit director, that may seem like a tall order ...

Things You Need to Know About Liability Waivers

By Alexa Connelly
October 21, 2016

Liability waivers are commonly used by all types of nonprofits. They are signed by volunteers prior their official start date or shift. The release states the volunteer assumes all risk of being a volunteer and agrees to not hold the nonprofit liable for any injury. Unfortunately, not all courts favor these types of documents. Even ...

Safety Guidelines for Volunteers

By Alexa Connelly
June 17, 2016

Most nonprofit organizations have a safety guideline policy in place to help create and maintain a safe work and volunteer environment for their teams. These guidelines are important for all volunteers and employees to understand and follow. Guidelines that are especially important to the volunteer team at your nonprofit organization include:...

How To Reach Out To Young Volunteers

By Alexa Connelly
July 15, 2015

When you own a non-profit organization you know that young volunteers are extremely important. Not only can they use your organization to build a resume, but they provide quality work that you may not be able to afford to hire a full time employee for. However, connecting and attracting young volunteers isn’t always easy. Here ...

Top 10 Reasons Why People Volunteer

By Alexa Connelly
July 06, 2015

Volunteering is physically and mentally rewarding. When someone focuses on others, it helps to reduce stress. Additionally, it has been proven that the body experiences an increase in optimism and joy when volunteering, which strengthens the immune system. ...

Ways to Recruit Volunteers

By Alexa Connelly
June 29, 2015

Every employee likes to be told they’re doing a great job, but this is especially important for volunteers. After all, they’re choosing to volunteer for you. Make sure you let them know how much you appreciate their time and dedication to your organization. The happier your  nonprofit volunteer is, the more likely they’ll spread the word ...

How Volunteering Can Help Your Resume

By Alexa Connelly
June 08, 2015

The benefits of serving with a nonprofit agency in a voluntary capacity span beyond simply looking good on a professional resume.  By serving as a nonprofit volunteer, you most probably will reap some of the inherent benefits associated with such service...

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