Successful Strategies for Recruiting, Training, and Utilizing Volunteers: A Guide for Faith- and Community-Based Service Providers [open pdf - 909KB]
"This document is a guidance handbook designed for community groups and faith-based organizations seeking to maximize the skills of their volunteers, expand their services to the community, and enhance their effectiveness. Although the handbook focuses on prevention, treatment, and recovery services for substance abuse and mental illness, the principles described in the handbook can be applied to any field and should help organizations understand how to implement and manage a successful volunteer program. Representatives from successful community- and faith-based organizations and volunteer networks participated in the development of this handbook. They provided information that was invaluable in organizing the handbook and identified best practices that have been incorporated throughout the document."
DHHS Publication No. (SMA) 05-4005
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services: http://www.hhs.gov/