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Volunteer Recruitment

The Alliance has compiled this set of volunteer recruitment resources from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Alliance Resources

Do Volunteer Programs Need Reinventing for the Reopened Museum?

On a recent episode of the American Association of Museum Volunteers podcast Volunteer Voices, the toolkit’s author Susan Zwerling spoke with Marcie Keller about how its lessons apply in the current moment. How can volunteer managers use it to think ahead about the role of volunteers in the near-future museum? Listen to the episode or read the transcript to find out.

Helping Hands

Museum magazine discusses the benefits of having highly qualified volunteers available during hard economic times. The article explains how to find great volunteers, make use of Web resources, and do targeted outreach.

How Can We Make Volunteer Programs More Inclusive and Accessible?

In this podcast recording, Susan Zwerling spoke with Kia Hunter about diverse, equitable volunteer programs: What barriers do existing programs present to inclusivity and accessibility, and how can we dismantle them? Listen to the episode or read the transcript to find out.

Sample Documents

Tier 3 museum members can access a number of sample volunteer application forms, and volunteer handbooks.

Other Resources

Volunteer Recruitment

Energize has articles and free e-books on volunteer recruitment and management.

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