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Volunteer Program Management Certificate: Part 1 (Winter 2021 cohort, Online)

Are you feeling overwhelmed or lost with the day-to-day operation of your volunteer program? Have you recently been tasked with building a successful volunteer base for your agency? Running a successful volunteer program requires implementing smart management systems and procedures. This class will cover best practices and common pitfalls for building a volunteer program and managing those volunteers.

This certificate consists of three parts. Part 1 will cover everything you need to know to evaluate where your volunteer program currently stands, and how to make a map to where you want to go. You’ll learn to get buy-in from key stakeholders and how to create strong volunteer position descriptions. We’ll also talk about why having policies and procedures in writing is critical before getting started.

Learning Objectives:

•    Evaluate your current volunteer program, and create a road map of where you want to go.
•    Get buy-in from key stakeholders in your organization.
•    Create strong volunteer position descriptions, and consider other policies and procedures.

Leadership Level: Program Leader  (Mid-career nonprofit professionals who lead teams and programs; 5-10 years serving in the nonprofit sector)

This certificate is Part 1 of a 3-part certificate. You can register for all three parts by registering for this workshop. You must attend each part in addition to 3 electives in order to complete the Volunteer Program Management certificate. The dates to the 3 core courses are listed below, and you can visit the electives for this certificate here.

Part 1:  Thursday,  1/14/21

Part 2:   Thursday, 1/28/21

Part 3:  Thursday, 2/11/21

Each part will be from 9 am - 11:30 am CT 


Q&A for the Volunteer Program Certificate

How do I sign up for this certificate?

Signing up for Part 1 will automatically enroll you in all the three core classes (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3). This also enrolls you in the certificate; however, the certificate is not completed until you sign up for three additional elective courses. You may view your Volunteer Program Management Certificate electives here.

Can I sign up for the core courses and NOT sign up for the other three elective courses?

At this point you will be enrolled in the certificate; however, it is your choice to finish the certificate and take the other electives. Participants are disenrolled from a certificate if it is not completed within two years of the first certificate class taken.


Can I take my elective courses before I finish my three core course?

Yes. You can take the electives at any time.

Can I just take one of the core classes? I only want to attend Part 1.

No. All three core classes must be taken together. You cannot just take one or two of the core classes.


January 14th, 2021 9:00 AM through 11:30 AM
Zoom - You will receive a link upon registration
United States
Workshop Price
Volunteer Program Management: Winter 2021 cohort ($150 member / $300 nonmember) $ 300.00
Certificate Details
Certificate Course Volunteer Program Management: Part 1 (Winter 2021 cohort, Online)