Support Networks for Volunteer Management Professionals
One of the biggest challenges in the profession of volunteer management is preventing burnout and isolation among practitioners. As the only volunteer management person on staff – oftentimes managing the volunteer program in addition to many other tasks – it can be difficult, lonely work. Thankfully, you have tons of peers out there who know just how you feel!
It can also be invaluable to connect with volunteer management professionals who are working with the same groups, in the same types of organizations, and/or on the same issues that you are. With that in mind, we've also catalogued organizations and associations, as well as a handful of resources, addressing specific services, organization types, and kinds of volunteer opportunities.
Here are some ways to connect with your fellow volunteer management professionals, whether they be across town or across the globe…