Association for Volunteer Administration - The
Association for Volunteer Administration is an
international membership organization whose purpose
is to promote professionalism and strengthen
leadership in volunteerism.
Campus Compact - Campus Compact is a national
more than 950
college and university presidents committed to the
civic purposes of higher education. To support this
civic mission, Campus Compact promotes community
service that develops students'
citizenship skills and values, encourages
partnerships between campuses and
communities, and assists faculty who seek to
integrate public and
community engagement into their teaching
and research. Among the many resources, please see
Wisconsin Campus Compact - The Wisconsin Campus
Compact strengthens civic engagement and
service-learning partnerships between Wisconsin's
postsecondary institutions and the communities they
CompassPoint - includes some outstanding
G.E.N.I.E.. G.E.N.I.E. has a section with
answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) on the
COOL - Campus Outreach Opportunity League (COOL)
is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to
the education and empowerment of college students to
strengthen our nation through community service.
online service that connects organizations (private
and not-for-profit) with potential board candidates
throughout Southern Wisconsin. You must register
(free) your organization or yourself as a potential
board member in order to search the database.
Sponsored by Candela Solutions and Michael Best and
Energize Inc. - Whether you are a paid director
of volunteers or an officer of an all-volunteer
association, this website can help you! They are an
international consulting, training and publishing
firm specializing in volunteerism. President Susan
Ellis is a faculty member of the Learning Institute.
Funding Sources for Service Learning - The
National Service Learning Clearinghouse has links to
Ganzaga University Service Learning - Gonzaga
has developed some outstanding service learning
resource: learning objectives, contracts, student
evaluations, and agency evaluations for their s-l
program at Gonzaga are available at this site. You
can access them by clicking into "Service Learning
Courses" to see a list of individual course (two
great ones to check are PRLS 267 and PSYC 101).
IdeaList - Action Without Borders - Provides
information about lawsuits and volunteers, legal
handbook for nonprofits and volunteers, managing
your volunteers/committees, useful hints for
volunteers and volunteers resources
Impact Online Web - One of the largest Web sites
on the topic of volunteer recruitment and
management and getting people involved in their
community. Check out the
virtual volunteering project and the
match-making service for volunteers and
Independent Sector - This national nonprofit
organization regularly surveys and publishes data on
Idea LIst.Org (Volunteer Programs FAQ) -
Extensive information about volunteer management,
e.g., where to get general information, legal
definition of a volunteer, setting up a volunteer
program, job descriptions, preparation for
developing a program, how to get volunteers,
screening volunteers, developing volunteers,
volunteer recognition, etc.
Learning to Give (formerly the K-12 Education in
Philanthropy Project) - Learning to Give seeks to
perpetuate a civil society by:
educating children about the independent sector
(knowledge), developing behavior and philanthropic
experience (skills), and, stimulating private
voluntary citizen action for the common good
Legal Handbook for Volunteers - Online edition
of the Volunteer's Legal Handbook, by James D.
Morgridge Center for Public Service - A program
of The Wisconsin Union, the Morgridge Center is
housed in the renovated Red Gym. The Morgridge
Center serves as a focal point for information on
local, national and international service
opportunities. The Morgridge Center promotes,
organizes and supports a variety of public and
community service opportunities for UW students,
faculty, staff and alumni. Check out the
University of Wisconsin-Madison Service Learning and
Community Based Manual for Faculty and Instructional
Staff (A downloadable pdf file).
National Service Learning Clearinghouse - The
Learn and Serve America National Service-Learning
Clearinghouse (NSLC) supports the service-learning
community in higher education, kindergarten through
grade twelve, community-based initiatives and tribal
programs, as well as all others interested in
strengthening schools and communities using
service-learning techniques and methodologies.
Includes many links to free on-line documents.
National Service Learning Leader Schools - The
National Service-Learning Leader Schools program is
a national initiative that recognizes schools for
their excellence in service-learning.
National Service Learning Partnership - Provides
its 5,700 members--teachers, administrators,
parents, school board members, young people,
community leaders, teacher educators, researchers,
and policymakers-- with products and tools to
make service-learning a core element of every K-12
Nonprofit Risk Management Center - Helps
nonprofit staff and volunteers control risks so they
can focus on their missions.
Paid Leave for Volunteering - A copy of Blue
Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota's paid-time-off
policy for volunteerism. Employees with at least six
months of service have access to 20 hours of PTO for
volunteer service, provided the organization and
activity adheres to their guidelines.
101 Ideas for Combining Service and Learning -
Some great ideas organized by subject area from the
Florida International University.
Personnel Policies for Volunteers - An
outstanding article on the Energize Inc web site on
the topic of the benefits of volunteer policies by
Linda L. Graff.
Points of Light Foundation: Volunteer Center Listing
- Has name, address, phone & fax number, email and
web address for all Volunteer Centers in the United
ServiceLeader.org - ServiceLeader.org, a project
of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community
Service at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public
Affairs of the University of Texas at Austin,
provides information on all aspects of volunteerism.
This site has a particularly good section of
resources on the topic of
UC Berkeley Service Learning & Civic Engagement
Research Directory - A directory of on-line
resources organized by K-12 & Higher Education.
University of Colorado Service Learning - This
site has a number of free resources including
Syllabi of service learning courses organized by
subject matter, a service learning List-Serve,
service learning calendar of events, etc.
University of Wisconsin Resources for the Nonprofit
Using Structured Reflection to Enhance Learning from
Many would argue, that without reflection,
there is no learning. This annotated bibliography
provides a long list of resources to assist you with
designing effective reflection into your service
Volunteerism in the United States - This report
summarizes a survey done by the U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics in 2003 on the topic of Volunteerism.
Volunteer Management Practices and Retention of
Volunteers -This report By the Urban Institute
is the second in a series of findings from a 2003
survey of volunteer management capacity among
charities and congregations. This free report
focuses on a charities' adoption of nine recommended
practices for volunteer management and explores the
relationship between adoption of these practices,
other organizational characteristics, and the
retention of volunteers.
Opportunities: Post your volunteer opportunities on
the following web sites:
Write Volunteer Job Descriptions:
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