Credentialing volunteer management

Hi all.

Following the recent exchange about what makes for a good volunteer manager, I’d like to bring this message to your attention:

Recently, Susan Ellis has written a monthly Hot Topic exploring the issue of credentialing for volunteer management. The piece is well worth a read as it explores some of the key issues facing volunteer management as we continue to explore how & why we might externally accredit & validate the work of volunteer managers.

In fact, the October 2017 of the online journal, e-Volunteerism, is going to be dedicated to the issues of credentialing volunteer management as those of us on the editorial board see this as a timely and important topic to explore.

This is where you come in. We’re looking for people who might want to get involved in the credentialing issue of e-Volunteerism, either as writers of or contributors to feature articles or as participants in something we call Keyboard Roundtables: articles created from e-mail exchanges between volunteer management practitioners, commentators and enthusiasts from around the globe.

  • Do you have a qualification or accreditation in volunteer management?
  • Has it benefitted you in your career?
  • Are you studying for some kind of credential on volunteer management now?
  • Are you considering such a course of study?
  • Do you not want to pursue such a credential? Why not?
  • Have you had good or bad experiences of credentialing in other fields/professions?

Whether you see volunteer management as a career or simply a stepping stone to another role in the sector, we’d like to hear from you.

If you are interested in having a say on this important issue then please contact us.