Church Volunteer Central – equips churches to help people grow in their relationship with Jesus, by providing innovative and effective resources for identifying, equipping, and releasing people into their gift-based ministries

The Equipper – helps churches help their members serve in ministry as God calls them to serve

STL Volunteer -Best practices, resources, and a hub for congregations and organizations to post volunteer opportunities.

The Metropolitan Volunteer Management Association (MVMA) – a professional organization that promotes and enhances the field of volunteer management for its members and metropolitan St. Louis

Hands On Network – inspires, equips and mobilizes people to take action that changes the world

Energize – thought-provoking discussions, resources, additional links, and more – resources, tools, and networking opportunities

Volunteer Power – energize, motivate, and recruit modern volunteers

Points of Light – promotes and connects people to volunteer opportunities

Free Website Resources

Volunteer Spot – helps quickly mobilize and coordinate volunteers through online sign-up forms and volunteer scheduling – online tool for creating and managing group sign-up lists – helps you design e-mail newsletters, share them on social networks, integrate with services you already use, and track your results – volunteers choose when and how they will help and can receive reminders and updates – free tool to send and receive text messages from individuals and groups with no hassle – a free service for sharing and accessing resources such as templates, real-world examples of manuals or position descriptions, etc.

Volunteer Management Program Assessment

13 Elements of Quality Volunteer Management – a concise summary written for traditional social service organizations, but the document includes several ideas applicable to the church setting.

Volunteer Management Needs Assessment – from United Way of Greater Milwaukee

Serving Toolkit – tips for organizing a successful congregation serving event, including volunteer mobilization, fortification, sending, and celebration

Church Unique Vision Deck Kit – great resource that helps your church find its unique place in the Kingdom. – the largest directory of Christian volunteer opportunities in the world

United Way of Greater St. Louis’ Volunteer Center – listings of local volunteer opportunities

VolunteerMatch – search and post a variety of volunteer opportunities

Volunteen Nation – find volunteer opportunities for high school and middle school students – global volunteer opportunities