This course will introduce students to the elements of volunteer management and engage them in a variety of community service opportunities, including interviews and projects. Course objectives include:

  • Examine the foundations, motivations and challenges of developing a successful volunteer program.
  • Study the key components of a successful volunteer program, recruitment strategies and learn how to retain good volunteers.
  • Focus on the role, value and dynamics of volunteerism in fulfilling the missions of nonprofits.
  • Be introduced to risk management factors that need to be considered in volunteer management, including effective staff and volunteer screening.