AmeriCorps Announces Volunteer Generation Fund Grant Competition
April 10, 2023 at 10:03 am

AmeriCorps released a notice of funding opportunity for the fiscal year 2023 Volunteer Generation Fund. The Volunteer Generation Fund, open to State Service Commissions, local nonprofit, community, faith-based, tribal, state, and local governments and schools, focuses on investments for volunteer management practices.

What You Need to Consider During Background Checks for Nonprofit Volunteers
March 17, 2023 at 10:46 am

At many nonprofits, volunteers play critical roles, from staffing special events and keeping programs running to serving as directors on boards. They are often the most effective community ambassadors, but, increasingly, nonprofits must consider the risks associated with failing to vet potential volunteers.

Volunteers Are a Precious Nonprofit Resource
September 30, 2022 at 8:52 am

Volunteers are a tremendous resource for charitable nonprofits. Without volunteers, nonprofits would struggle to provide programs, community services and more. Volunteerism in the United States peaked between 2003 and 2005, when approximately 29% of all Americans reported their volunteerism.

4 Best Practices for Developing Engaging Volunteer Orientations
September 7, 2022 at 1:33 pm

Volunteer orientations present the opportunity to make a good first impression. They also allow your organization to get to know supporters, build relationships between volunteers, communicate your mission and confirm that volunteers understand their commitment to the cause.