Volunteer Management Training Series

For many nonprofit organizations, volunteer help is vital. Discover how your nonprofit can run a volunteer program, cultivate leaders and benefit from volunteer expertise.

Spark the Change’s Volunteer Management Training Series (VMTS) consists of six modules created by the Points of Light Institute. Classes are designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the major components of a nonprofit volunteer management program. Earn a Volunteer Management Certificate and start developing volunteer recruitment, retention, and recognition strategies and methods of offering projects for diverse audiences.

This valuable program will enhance your knowledge whether you are a new or seasoned volunteer manager.

Registration for 2020 Trainings Now Available in:

Denver, Durango, & Pueblo

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For questions please contact Tom Judd at tjudd@sparkthechangecolorado.org.

VMTS Modules:

Session 1: Understanding Volunteering

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


Session 3: Recruiting & Placing Volunteers

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


Session 5: Supervising Volunteers

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

Session 2: 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.


Session 4: Orienting & Training Volunteers

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


Session 6: Evaluating Your Volunteer Program

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