Organizations that rely on volunteers for service delivery, program development, office support, communication, fundraising and more are increasingly realizing the critical importance of the care and stewardship of their volunteers. An effective volunteer recruitment and management program is essential to their success in today's economic and social climate.

ESC’s FREE Benchmark Assessment Tool gets you started.

As a special offer, ESC is making available this self-evaluating resource that establishes a baseline for your volunteer management program against six components of best practice: 1) organizational capacity, 2) planning, 3) recruiting and placing, 4) orientation and training, 5) supervising, and 6) overall evaluation.

To receive your copy of the Benchmark Assessment, contact Yvette Schmidt at

The Benchmark Assessment is one of two comprehensive reviews included in ESC’s Volunteer Management Service. Work with an ESC Volunteer Management Mentor to conduct and analyze your assessments to develop an actionable and resource-sensitive action plan. Your Volunteer Management Mentor will facilitate your progress every step of the 8 to 12 week process (depending on the needs of the client) through implementation, providing resources, templates, and strategic oversight.

We want our volunteers to know they are valued and give them opportunities to be truly connected to our programs and invested in the work we do together, beyond a one-day volunteer experience. By the end of this project, we will be better equipped to help our volunteers with training and program-matching, build our volunteer program with an efficient recruitment effort and establish lasting relationships with our volunteers for the benefit of the people served by Lawrence Hall for years to come.
–Nathan Rosato, Director of Community Relations, Lawrence Hall
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