Successful Strategies for Recruiting, Training, and Utilizing Volunteers.

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US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Faith-based and Community Initiative.
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Successful Strategies for Recruiting, Training, and Utilizing Volunteers is a guidance handbook designed for community groups and faith-based organizations seeking to maximize the skills of their volunteers, expand their services to the community, and enhance their effectiveness. Although the handbook focuses on prevention, treatment, and recovery services for substance abuse and mental illness, the principles described in the handbook can be applied to any field and should help organizations understand how to implement and manage a successful volunteer program. 

The five chapters in this handbook delineate specific steps to take in implementing an effective volunteer program:

  1.  Planning
  2. Recruiting
  3.  Training
  4.  Managing
  5.  Evaluating

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