Volunteer Admin Networks-Resources

AMERICORPS ALUMNI NETWORK
https://www.americorpsalums.org/default.aspx
This is a web site dedicated to helping AmeriCorps alumni build a local and national support network. Alumni of such service groups have the potential to be great partners and leaders in tutor/mentor programs. 

ASSOCIATION OF LEADERS IN VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT
https://www.volunteeralive.org/
From the web site:  "AL!VE - the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement,  is a national membership organization of leaders and professionals in volunteer engagement.   AL!VE serves to enhance and sustain the spirit of volunteering in America by fostering collaboration and networking, promoting professional development, and providing advocacy for leaders in community engagement."

CHICAGO CARES - CONNECTS VOLUNTEERS TO OPPORTUNITIES
https://www.chicagocares.org/s/
Chicago Cares connects Chicago area volunteers with a variety of service opportunities. Take a look at their calendar of volunteer opportunities.

CHICAGOLAND CULTURAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS (CCVP) - DESIGNING ULTIMATE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
https://chicvp.wordpress.com/2017/08/17/ccvp-at-icova/
From the web site: "Chicagoland Cultural Volunteer Programs (CCVP) started as a way for volunteer coordinators, managers, recruiters, or anyone who works with volunteers on a daily basis to get together and share best practices.
Currently, CCVP meets on a quarterly basis at cultural institutions around the city. Meeting topics are selected by the group, but include subjects like volunteer recruitment and training, recognizing our volunteers, volunteer opportunities throughout Chicagoland, and more!" CCA presented a workshop at the 2017 ICOVA conference. This link points to information presented. 

CITY VISION UNIVERSITY - TRAINING CHRISTIANS IN SERVICE
https://impact.cityvision.edu/
From the web site: "All we do centers on training Christians who serve the poor, the addicted, and the underserved. We exist to help multiply the effectiveness of a movement of Christians serving these groups, not to be another Christian university. We are unique because most of our students would not have been served if we did not exist. We are a ministry that runs a school, not a school that happens to be a nonprofit.)"

CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL SERVICE
https://www.americorps.gov/
CNS supports national service programs that provide opportunities for participants to serve as individuals or part of teams in non-profits throughout the country. The three programs of CNS are AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, and the National Senior Service Corps. 

DIRECTORY OF RESOURCES FOR THE VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT PROFESSION
https://www.energizeinc.com/directory
This page on the ENERGIZE, Inc. includes a wide range of topic related to volunteer management. This page also has a section with lists of sites where non profits can list volunteer opportunities and where volunteers can search for places to volunteer.

DUPAGE COUNTY COMMUNITY INFORMATION RESOURCE CENTER (CIRS)
https://dupagecris.org/
The CIRS is a searchable resource database with services available to support people in DuPage County, Illinois. 

EPIC - ENGAGING CHICAGO CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS
http://www.iamepic.com/
From the web site: "EPIC empowers creative people to make social change happen in Chicago. We sponsor creative rallies—eight, intense, fun weeks of collaboration—which pair hand-picked volunteers from the ad and design community with Chicago-based nonprofit clients focused on education, children and families." EPIC also has chapter in Minneapolis.

EUROPEAN YOUTH PORTAL - VOLUNTEER SERVICE
https://europa.eu/youth/go-abroad/volunteering_en
From the web site: "The European Youth Portal offers European and national information and opportunities that are of interest to young people who are living, learning and working in Europe. It gives information around eight main themes, covers 34 countries and is available in 28 languages."

GUIDE TO VOLUNTEERING AND NON-PROFIT CAREERS
https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/career-resource-center/volunteer-and-nonprofit-careers/
From the web site: "Volunteer work is not just an item on a resume or college application – it’s an essential part of a functioning society. The benefits of volunteer work reach far and wide with a ripple effect that begins with the individual and nonprofit organization and extends beyond the larger community, benefiting everyone in its wake. In this guide, you’ll learn more about the importance of volunteer work, how to find volunteer opportunities, and how to transition from volunteering to a career in a nonprofit."

HANDS ON CONNECT
https://www.handsonconnect.com/
From the web site: "HandsOn Connect give non-profits super powers to manage volunteers, donations, reports & custom integrations."

HEARTS & MINDS HELPS PEOPLE GET INVOLVED IN SOLVING GLOBAL POVERTY
https://www.heartsandminds.org/about-us/who-we-are/
From the web site: "We work to help make the world more sustainable, just, peaceful and beautiful now and for all future generations.  Specifically, our main goal is to help end extreme global poverty much more quickly and cost effectively with programs that get to the roots of this major challenge. We work to accomplish this through public education, advocacy and lobbying in the United States and eventually in other wealthy nations. We will also work to create and expand exemplary direct service projects overseas, empowering some of the world’s poorest people to lift themselves from extreme poverty."  This link points to a page with an extensive library of resources and articles.

JEFFERSON AWARDS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE - MULTIPLYING GOOD.ORG
https://www.multiplyinggood.org/what-we-do/jefferson-awards/national-jefferson-awards
The Jefferson Awards were established in 1972 to encourage and honor individuals for their achievements and contributions through public and community service. Visit this web site to nominate your own Hero.
Note: Daniel F. Bassill, Founder, President of the Tutor/Mentor Connection and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, was a Chicago Jefferson Award winner in 1982. 

MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION FOR VOLUNTEER ADMINISTRATION (MAVA)
https://www.mavanetwork.org/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=286912
From the web site: "The Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) is a powerful force for leaders of volunteers across the state of Minnesota. Our vision is to be the premiere statewide organization uniting, educating and advancing Minnesota communities through excellence in leadership of volunteers and best practices in organizational volunteerism. We connect, educate, strengthen and advocate for volunteer engagement leaders and their organizations to positively impact communities."

OPPOSITION TO VOLUNTEERING AND/OR UNPAID INTERNSHIPS - SEE LIST OF ARTICLES
http://www.coyotecommunications.com/volunteer/antivolunteer.shtml
From the web site: "This is a list of organizations and initiatives opposed to some kinds of volunteering (unpaid work), or ALL kinds of volunteering, including unpaid internships at nonprofit organizations / charities. It is also a list of online and print articles about or addressing controversies regarding volunteers replacing paid staff. Most of the links are to initiatives or actions in Europe or the USA."  This has been maintained by Jayne Cravens for 20 years.  

POINTS OF LIGHT - VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT RESOURCE SITE
https://www.pointsoflight.org/resources/
From the web site: "Points of Light helps your nonprofit find volunteers and also equips you with the skills and resources you need to use volunteers more effectively." This is just part of what they offer.  Points of Light also hosts an annual National Conference on Volunteering and Service. Find details on the web site.

THE GIRAFFE PROJECT - STICK YOUR NECK OUT (TO HELP OTHERS)
https://www.giraffe.org/
From the web site: "The mission of the Giraffe Heroes Project is to move people to stick their necks out for the common good, and to give them tools to succeed. Founder Ann Medlock's strategy for the Project was simple—she would find unknown heroes, commend them as “Giraffes” with a capital G, and get their stories told on radio, television, and in print. Giraffe stories would show the public that there was headway being made on the problems of the world, that there were individuals who had solutions—and the courage to move into action. The stories would feed people’s souls, inform their attitudes, and get them moving on public problems that mattered to them."
NOTE: Daniel F. Bassill, President of the Tutor/Mentor Connection, was named a Giraffe in 1997. 

THE INDIANA COMMISSION ON SERVICE AND VOLUNTEERISM
https://www.in.gov/serveindiana/
The Indiana Commission on Community Service and Volunteerism (ICCSV) promotes volunteerism and community service throughout Indiana. 
TUTOR/MENTOR CONNECTION ELEARNING AND NETWORKING http://www.tutormentorexchange.net/conferences-and-online-forums/88-e-learning-goals The Tutor/Mentor Connection and the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC are two parts of the same organization. The goals are the same. Only the tax structure is different. Both seek to bring together all who are organizing conferences and sharing information intended to help build more effective volunteer-based tutoring/mentoring and education-to-careers programs serving inner city youth and youth living in high poverty areas.  This link points to a set of learning and collaboration goals.

VALUE OF VOLUNTEER TIME - INDEPENDENT SECTOR 2021
https://independentsector.org/value-of-volunteer-time-2021/
This report from the Independent Sector shows the current estimate of volunteer time in America is $27.20. Visit the site and you can get extensive national data and value of volunteer's contribution in all 50 states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

VOLUNTEER HOUSTON WEB SITE
https://volunteerhouston.org/
This site shows how the city of Houston is mobilizing volunteers to support youth.

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT IS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - ARTICLE
http://coyotecommunications.com/coyoteblog/2016/08/community/
In this article, Jayne Cravens, a long time manager of volunteers and a consultant regarding the management of volunteers, writes about her approach the value of volunteer engagement.  Read this and more volunteer management ideas on her blog.

VOLUNTEERING. EMPATHY. WALK IN ANTHER'S SHOES
https://www.abc.net.au/religion/walk-in-anothers-shoes-reflections-on-empathy-power-and-privileg/10098846
This article is a valuable read for anyone who seeks to volunteer or donate money to help someone from a different, or less privileged, background.

VOLUNTEERISM AND VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT RESOURCES
http://www.coyotecommunications.com/volunteer/index.html
This is an extensive free resource for mission-based organizations and their supporters, from Jayne Cravens and Coyote Communications. 

YOUNG NONPROFIT PROFESSIONALS NETWORK (YNPN)
https://ynpn.org/
From the web site:  "The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) promotes an efficient, viable, and inclusive nonprofit sector that supports the growth, learning, and development of young professionals."

 
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