What is Volunteer Management Training Series?

The Volunteer Management Training Series (VMTS) consists of six modules created by the Points of Light Institute, and is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the major components of a nonprofit Volunteer Management program.

The classes may be taken individually or as a series. Each session costs $50, and you can take the entire series for $225. To earn the Volunteer Management Certificate, you must complete the entire series.
This valuable program will enhance your knowledge whether you are a new or seasoned volunteer manager.

Questions? Please contact Juli German at jgerman@sparkthechangecolorado.org


Sign up for Fall 2018 Volunteer Management Training Series!

COURSE ONE: Understanding Volunteering

Identifying key elements of a volunteer program, the current trends in volunteering, and social motivators to volunteering.

September 10, 2018 ($50) 9 - 12 pm

COURSE TWO: Planning Your Volunteer Program

Writing a purpose statement for the volunteer program, determining the appropriate roles for volunteers, writing volunteer position descriptions, and understanding risk management.

September 24, 2018 ($50) 9 - 12 pm

COURSE THREE: Recruiting & Placing Volunteers

Effective volunteer recruitment and placement, includes learning, applying, and improving recruitment and placement methods.

October 15, 2018 ($50) 9 - 12 pm

COURSE FOUR: Orienting & Training Volunteers

Preparing to train volunteers, training volunteers to perform their services and developing plans for improving volunteer training.

October 22, 2018 ($50) 9 - 12 pm

COURSE FIVE: Supervising Volunteers

Designing, improving and implementing strategies for volunteer supervision and recognition.

November 5, 2018 ($50) 9 - 12 pm

COURSE SIX: Evaluating Your Volunteer Program

How to evaluate your volunteer program and the next steps for evaluation and improving your volunteer program.

November 19, 2018 ($50) 9 - 12 pm




The cost for the entire series is $225. Coffee and light snacks provided. The cost for individual day registrations is $50 per day.

Fall 2018 Series Registration Here