Top 5 volunteer management groups to join (that are actually active)

Navigating the challenges of volunteer management can be daunting, but you're not alone. Whether you're new to the field or a seasoned coordinator, joining an active community can enhance your strategies and connect you with peers facing similar challenges. In this blog, we highlight the top five active volunteer management groups on Facebook. These platforms offer a diverse range of insights, support, and resources that cater to the specific needs of volunteer managers and coordinators, ensuring you have the support you need to succeed.

The figures below are from March 2024.

1. Volunteer Managers Community by Volunteero

Member activity = 7.3%

  • 39 posts a month
  • 536 total members

This vibrant space is for anyone navigating the complex world of volunteer management. With over 500 members and consistent monthly activity, it's a hub for sharing insights, celebrating victories, and finding solutions to common challenges. Established just a year ago, it's quickly become a go-to for those seeking connection and support in their roles.

2. Hospice Volunteer Coordinators Network

Member activity = 3.3%

  • 38 posts a month
  • 1,158 total members

Dedicated to the unique challenges of hospice volunteer coordination, this group offers a space for over 1,000 members to share ideas, ask questions, and support each other. Its active engagement and focus on hospice care make it an invaluable resource for coordinators in this sensitive field.

3. Therapeutic Riding Center Volunteer Managers Group

Member activity = 2.2%

  • 20 posts a month
  • 896 total members

Targeted at volunteer managers in therapeutic riding centers, this group supports its nearly 900 members with advice, motivation, and educational content. Established 5 years ago, it's a testament to the rewarding, though sometimes challenging, world of therapeutic riding volunteer management.

4. Volunteer Coordinator Resource Community by Track it Forward

Member activity* = 2.1%

  • 66 posts a month
  • 3,136 total members

Boasting over 3,000 members and an active posting schedule, this group is a treasure trove of resources, support, and innovative ideas for volunteer coordinators. The requirement to answer entry questions ensures a committed community, fostering meaningful exchanges since its creation 5 years ago.

5. Fundraising Chat

Member activity* = 1.9%

  • 385 posts a month
  • 20,532 total members

Focusing more on fundraising than volunteer management, the largest of the groups with over 20,000 members is an energetic community for those involved in charity and non-profit fundraising. With strict guidelines ensuring a safe and productive environment, it's been a go-to for fundraising professionals seeking advice, sharing best practices, and networking for 8 years.

Each of these groups offers a unique blend of support, resources, and community for volunteer managers and coordinators across various sectors. Whether you’re new to volunteer management or a seasoned coordinator, these active Facebook groups are invaluable resources for enhancing your work and connecting with peers.

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