A well-run volunteer program is essential to the success of animal protection organizations around the country. We've put together a list of the key elements you'll need to develop for your program.
The volunteer manual is one of the most important pieces of a successful volunteer program, serving as an invaluable resource that volunteers can refer to during their service with your organization. We have samples from organizations around the country.
Effective volunteer training is essential to a successful volunteer program. We have a collection of training materials from groups around the country.
Volunteer programs often involve a lot of paperwork and systems to help keep track of volunteers and their involvement. We've collected a wide-range of materials from applications, agreements and waivers, to recognition and recruitment materials you can use and modify for your own program.
Not every volunteer program has opportunities for people under 18. We offer a list of ways young people can help animals in their community without joining an official volunteer program as well as program materials and strategies for the engagement of youth in formal programs.
With so many great volunteer programs in place around the country, we know there's no reason to re-invent the wheel. If you have materials from your own program and you're willing to share, use the form on this submission page and send us what you've got!