Books

This is a full alphabetized list of our archived digital books. Most were in Susan Ellis’ resource library and/or published by Energize during the 20th century and reflect the evolving body of knowledge related to leadership and management of volunteers. Author permission has been obtained where appropriate and feasible. Our policy is not to digitize/archive books which are still being sold elsewhere. These books can be downloaded at no cost.

Authors Published
Bookcover Volunteers for People in Need
1972
Bookcover Volunteers in Action
Brian O'Connell, Ann Brown O'Connell 1989
Volunteers in Community Service
Guion Griffis Johnson 1967
Volunteers Today: Finding, Training and Working with Them
Harriet H. Naylor 1973
Bookcover Volunteers: How to Find Them, How to Keep Them
Mike Haines 1977
Book cover with title and splashes of purple and red What We Learned (the Hard Way) about Supervising Volunteers

Packed with the advice, wisdom, and experience of over 85 real-life, on-the-job supervisors of volunteers, this guide offers a crystal clear analysis of what works and what doesn't in supervision. It also includes comments from volunteers about what they need from those who supervise them, as well as excerpts from classic articles and books by experts in the field and a self-assessment survey covering the attitudes and actions necessary to be an effective supervisor. 

Jarene Frances Lee 1999
Book cover with caricatures of three people moving plants When Everyone's a Volunteer: The Effective Functioning of All-Volunteer Groups

Provides an innovative framework for successfully leading an  all-volunteer effort, whether it's a service club, community group, PTA, or religious congregation. Scheier challenges conventional wisdom  about boards, fundraising, and membership development when applied to  grassroots volunteer efforts. A highlight of the book is a collection  of easy-to-conduct group interaction exercises.

Ivan H. Scheier 1992
Women, Work and Volunteering
Herta Loeser 1974
Cover art holding hands You Can Make a Difference: Helping Yourself and Others Through Volunteering

Back cover: Why do people volunteer? People help other people because they have learned one of life's great secrets: help one other person and you will also help yourself and your community.  You Can Make a Difference is a celebration of the spirit of giving and a guide for those who want to take a step toward a more fulfilling life. 

Marlene Wilson 1990
You Can Teach Others: A Professional Approach to Volunteer Training
Ida Rush George 1985
Bookcover Your Volunteer Program
Mary T. Swanson 1970