Tools & Information

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Volunteer E-Learning

Foundations of Volunteer Engagement - In the rush to engage volunteers in our mission, we often forget to do a very important task: Plan for them. When you're having a party you need to figure out the details: Where will it be held? Who will you invite? What food will you serve? How will you make sure everyone is having a good time? You need to do the same thing when you are building a volunteer program. This learning module will help you do that planning. Your volunteers, and staff, will thank you!

Skills Based Volunteer Engagement - This module is designed to help you start and complete projects that will use Skills Based Volunteers (SBV) to benefit your organization, staff, community and the animals in your care. By the end of the course, you should be ready to plan for such projects; communicate with, train and support SBVs in your area; and develop ways to show your appreciation for these generous individuals. Using SBVs in a targeted way can help you build capacity for all the mission-driven programs your organization wants to offer.

Share your feedback and ideas for new modules with team2025@bestfriends.org!