It has been said that you can’t hold volunteers accountable – I am going to offer you some ideas as to how you can – recognizing that you must use persuasion and recognition.  Different values, cultures, needs and wants will be discussed so you can identify what works for each of your different volunteers.

This course is for anyone who has been a volunteer, wants to be a volunteer, or has to manage volunteers on boards, committees or in meetings.  You will also find information relevant to managing people at work as well – so this course will be useful to all managers and supervisors in the workplace.

This course is a stand-alone, but also the fifth in the series:  Mastering Board of Directors Participation.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify different types and needs to manage them successfully
  • Discover that volunteers come from all walks of life and backgrounds
  • Recognize that they need to be honored and respected
  • Explore different methods of holding them accountable.
Last updated/reviewed: March 28, 2024

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

10 CoursesMastering Board of Directors Participation Certification

  1. Types of Boards and Expected Level of Participation in Each
  2. Integrating and Training Your Board Member
  3. Assertiveness Skills for Executives, Managers and HR Professionals
  4. Preparing to Be on a Board
  5. Board Participation
  6. Creating Rewards and Recognitions that Get You What You Want to Achieve
  7. Volunteers Working Together
  8. Group Decision Making and Problem Solving
  9. Management of Meetings, Committees and Boards
  10. Raising Funds: Investments – Donations – Events – Grants
1 Review (7 ratings)


Anonymous Author
The course was ok-this would better benefit volunteers who would be team leaders.

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Instructor for this course
Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Volunteers Working Together2:32
  Where Do Our Volunteers Come From?2:05
  Similarities and Differences6:44
  Cognitive and Disc Styles6:43
  Rewards and Recognitions2:41
  You-As A Volunteer3:55
Continuous Play
  Volunteers Working Together36:59
Supporting Materials
  Slides: Volunteers Working TogetherPDF
  Volunteers Working Together Glossary/IndexPDF
Review And Test