Volunteer management is necessary for the host organization to motivate, engage and incorporate youth volunteers into the organization and communities at large. It is also a way of increasing your organization’s performance and achievements and ensuring that both volunteers and communities are well served. Managing volunteers professionally acknowledges the value and contributions of youth volunteers and maximizes the many important abilities and skills that they bring into the organization.

The volunteer Management cycle below outlines the different phases that every youth volunteer hosting organization should go through. You, as the volunteer supervisor of your organization, will take the lead role to promote these different phases within the organization so that volunteers are managed properly and the program is executed successfully. Volunteer management starts from the moment your organization hosts even one volunteer: