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Web Resources on Professional Development and Volunteering

Variety of sites that promote professional development, volunteerism and programming.

Corporation for National & Community Service - variety of resources and tool.

Beyond Police Checks: The Definitive Volunteer&Employee Screening Guidebook. Abstract: Provides specific details on how to carefully choose screening methods matched to the requirements of a position. Discusses screening devices, including interviews, reference checks, qualifications checks, police records checks, performance assessments, medical testing, and home visits. (3/2017)

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Professional Development for Volunteer Managers

To grow your understanding and knowledge of 4-H Volunteer Development and 4-H Volunteer Management, professional development materials/resources are housed at http://4-h.org/professionals/professional-development/ (2017).  The materials are organized under the following headings:

Associated with the same link is a 4-H Professional Development site http://www.4-h.org/resource-library/professional-development-learning/4-h-youth-development/volunteerism/ (2017) housing the following:

  • Volunteer Engagement & Recruitment
  • Everyone Ready® Online Module Archive
  • Fact Sheet Series
  • VRKC Model & Lesson Plans
  • 4-H Volunteer E-Forum