Recruiting, Training, and Using Volunteers
56-page handbook—Successful Strategies for
Recruiting, Training, and Utilizing Volunteers: A Guide
for Faith- and Community-Based Service Providers—offers
help for organizations seeking to make the most of the
skills of their volunteers and expand their services
to the community.
The handbook focuses on prevention, treatment, and recovery
services for substance abuse and mental illness; however,
the principles described apply to any field and may help
organizations understand how to start and manage a successful
Chapters describe specific steps to take in carrying
out an effective volunteer program: planning, recruiting,
training, managing, and evaluating.
Volunteer profiles throughout the handbook showcase
the talent, passion, and commitment of volunteers and
illustrate the diversity of volunteer positions.
Appendices include sample forms and worksheets, a glossary,
and print and Web-based resources. NCADI No. BKD519.
This publication is available
from SAMHSA’s National Clearinghouse for
Alcohol and Drug Information. Call 1 (800) 729-6686
or 1 (800) 487-4889 TDD (for the hearing impaired),
or visit www.samhsa.gov.
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