Online Resources


IJOVA a practical journal that provides an exchange of ideas and sharing of knowledge and insights about volunteerism, and volunteer management and administration, both in North America and internationally.  As of January 2018, the International Journal of Volunteer Administration is now open source and hosted by AL!VE.  

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Article Samples:
Volunteer Web Site Effectiveness: Attracting Volunteers via the Web
What Do We Really Know about Nonprofits’ Capacity to Manage Volunteers?
Youth Volunteers: Effects of Influences, Motivations, and Receptivity on Volunteerism
The Psychological Contracts of Volunteers: What We Do and Do Not Yet Know
Volunteers: Beyond Government Partners
Connecting practitioners, academicians, and consultants in greater service to the global volunteer community.



Check out our Calendar of Events for upcoming professional webinars AL!VE hosts each month. Most are free for AL!VE members and $25 for non-members.


National Council on Aging

Engaging Volunteers


Project Implicit
Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition - thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control. The goal of the organization is to educate the public about hidden biases and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the Internet.

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.

International Coalition of Sites of Conscience
A Site of Conscience is a place of memory – such as a historic site, place-based museum or memorial – that prevents this erasure from happening in order to ensure a more just and humane future. Not only do Sites of Conscience provide safe spaces to remember and preserve even the most traumatic memories, but they enable their visitors to make connections between the past and related contemporary human rights issues.

American Alliance of Museums-  Resources on Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion

National Park Service- Pride Guide

In 2016, the NPS published LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History, a theme study to explore the legacy and history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people and places. This Pride Guide provides a brief summary of each chapter of the theme study along with discussion questions and activities.

Gender Equity in Museums Movement

The Gender Equity in Museums Movement (GEMM) is a colation of individuals and organizations committed to raising awareness, affecting change, and championing transparency about gender equity in the museum workplace.


Nationwide Directory of Local Associations of Volunteer Engagement Professionals


Corporation for National & Community Service

Points of Light Resource Center


Expert Volunteer Management training and resources provided on-demand and live, led by Tobi Johnson, MA, CVA

VQ Volunteer Strategies
Customized assessment, planning, training, consultation, and downloadable resources.

Speaker Registry

For conferences or to list your services.


President’s Volunteer Service Award

Cabot Cheese Rewards Program

Miscellaneous Volunteer Recognition Resources



Nonprofit Technology Network

Tech Soup


Our Shared Resources


Corporation for National & Community Service Volunteering

Deloitte Volunteer Impact Reports,1002,cid%253D162408,00.html

Independent Sector Giving and Volunteering Reports

US Department of Labor Volunteer Reports


Online Volunteer Driver Safety Course

Seasons of Service calendar 

Student's Guide to Volunteering

Blog post:  Volunteerism and Its Influence on Employee Engagement

Executive summary project regarding volunteer manager burnout
Volunteer Management Burnout research

by Melissa A. Heinlein Storti, Ph.D, MA, MS, CAVS


Blue Avocado

Citywide Engagement Strategy Guide

Free guide to help government leaders build a case for citywide engagement strategy (also relevant for regional/statewide government).

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Electronic Gazette for Volunteerism

Energize, Inc.

National Service Resource Center




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