Books and Resources

Interested in learning more about engaging volunteers? In addition to our webinars, here is a list of additional resources to help you deploy and expand a strong program. Have a suggestion? Email us at


The Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation provides capacity building programs and services to help nonprofits increase their impact and effectiveness.
A helpful wiki created by Jayne Cravens and Susan J. Ellis as a collaborative space for sharing resources regarding virtual volunteering.
Energizing leaders of volunteers with tools and wisdom to ensure every ounce of volunteer effort makes a difference. Find books, articles, free resources, and an innovative online training plan.
New to VolunteerMatch? In need of a refresher? We’ve created these short videos to help you become more familiar with our basic tools and services.
Review research around volunteer recruitment and management, including our own.
Specializing in technology, social media and virtual involvement, Jayne Cravens at Coyote Communications is a great resource and trainer on volunteer engagement for mission-based organizations.
VolunteerMatch's group on LinkedIn has more than 19,000 members. It's a great place to network with other professionals.
Bookmark Engaging Volunteers, VolunteerMatch's blog for organizations that involve volunteers, and visit often for ideas, news and tips from the Web's largest volunteer engagement network.
AL!VE enhances and sustains the spirit of volunteering in America by fostering collaboration and networking, promoting professional development, and providing advocacy for leaders in community engagement.
The Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration sponsors the CVA (Certified in Volunteer Administration) credential, the only international professional certification in the field of volunteer resources management.


Bruce Burtch
The most comprehensive, step-by-step guidebook on the development of highly effective cross-sector partnerships. Win-Win provides an amazing compilation of great ideas, tools, templates and case studies - your blueprint for success.
Jayne Cravens and Susan J. Ellis
The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook shows how online service has evolved into an essential element of all volunteer involvement. Understand the concept and practices of virtual volunteering and learn how to manage online service successfully.
Darian Rodriguez Heyman (editor); Greg Baldwin (contributor)
Practical knowledge and concise guidance to succeed in the social sector. VolunteerMatch wrote a chapter on volunteer recruitment.
Jill Friedman Fixler & Beth Steinhorn
A companion to "Boomer Volunteer Engagement" with exercises and other time-tested tools. Co-produced by VolunteerMatch.
Jill Friedman Fixler and Sandie Eichberg, with Gail Lorenz, CVA
A step-by-step guide to involving skilled Boomers in your work from some of the field's top experts. Co-produced by VolunteerMatch.