Volunteer Management

Volunteers are your most effective strategy to mobilize and promote the value of urban forests.  What motivates people to volunteer: commitment to what they believe in, a desire to improve their community, working with others to achieve a goal, and more.

Understand the value of volunteers for promoting effective community programs.  Establish a volunteer program that provides the building blocks for finding the right volunteers, maximizing their impact, and recognizing their contributions.  Get the tools to:

  • Recruit, retain, and recognize volunteers.
  • Establish guiding principles for volunteer involvement.
  • Build effective volunteer management practices.

Download Volunteer Management: People are the Solution

This resource is part of the Community Tree Leadership Forum Core Modules.  In partnership with the National Arbor Day Foun­da­tion and the USDA Forest Service, the Alliance for Com­mu­nity Trees devel­oped a train­ing program to increase the impact of non­prof­its, service groups, vol­un­teer coor­di­na­tors, and com­mu­nity orga­niz­ers engaged in urban and com­mu­nity forestry.

More Resources:
Repeat Volunteers: Cultivating Tree Leaders
Nonprofit Website Satisfaction Increases Donations, Volunteering, and Loyalty
Volunteer Management Best Practices Study