Managing volunteers? There’s lots of support out there! @DudleyCVS @DVONMembers @RobJConsulting @MeridianSwift @thedjcronin #wiseupwednesdays

Are you struggling for time and looking for help with a volunteering issue? If so, there are lots of flexible and interactive online resources for volunteer managers. The Volunteer Centre is always here to help, but you may be interested in some of the following:


is a Yahoo group open to anyone who manages volunteers. If you have a query, need some help or simply want to stay up-to-date on all things volunteer management, I would recommend you join. It’s a really simple process and you just get an email everytime a post is made.


ivois another online support group and site, set up and run by those who manage volunteers. There are lots of people on there to share info and connect with, plus each Thursday they have ‘Thoughtful Thursdays’ [#ttvolmgs on Twitter] where you can join the conversation around a volunteering-related topic. Why not take the plunge, I’m sure you’ll find it useful.

There are also some brilliant bloggers out there who share thoughtful and inciteful posts about volunteers and volunteering, why not sign up to follow their blogs?


Consultancy specialising in strategic volunteer engagement. Working globally. Engaging and inspiring people to bring about change.

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Meridian Swift (a pen name) has been a volunteer manager for more than 20 years. She holds the CVA credential, has a degree in English Literature, and has presented volunteer topics at both the state and national levels. She writes the blog ‘Volunteer Plain Talk’, “where volunteer managers can talk.”

volunteer plain talk


DJ Cronin is a manager of Volunteer Services at Greenslopes Private Hospital in Brisbane Australia. Cronin had been managing volunteers in various settings over the last 19 years. A past president of the Australasian Association of Managers of Volunteers, he is passionate about volunteerism and effective Volunteer Management. Cronin’s management of volunteer programs have been recognised by his peers in the health industry and he has won a state innovation award as well as a runner up spot in a national innovation award for private hospital programs in Australia.

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