Take Root: Volunteer Management Guidebook

As a training and technical assistance provider for grantees of the Corporation for
National and Community Service, Hands On Network is delighted to share with you this
guidebook on Volunteer Management.

This guidebook was developed to help national service programs explore the basics of
volunteer management. It is meant to be a user-friendly resource for developing volunteer
recruitment, retention, and recognition strategies and methods of offering projects for
diverse audiences. This guide does not prescribe how your programs should be structured;
it does, however, provide resources you can adapt to meet your local program needs.
The goal of this guidebook is to provide information that will help your program take
root, leverage volunteers, and grow. To that end, the guidebook contains action-oriented
sections to help you recruit, schedule, retain, and recognize volunteers. In addition, each
chapter includes an activities and templates section with tools to assist you in applying
the guidebook content to your program.