The Rural Volunteerism Initiative ensures that organizations feel supported and confident in their volunteer recruitment and retention efforts through increased proficiency in proven volunteer management practices coupled with a carefully tailored volunteer management plan.
The Rural Volunteerism Initiative, a project of the Appalachian Coal Country Team, knows that volunteers are critical to the success of an organization. We are committed to providing rural community improvement organizations with the resources they need to foster sustainable volunteer programs within their organizations. We can help to increase organizational capacity, strengthen partnerships, build coalitions and increase their volunteer recruitment and retention to help sustain the organization. Endorsing best management practices in volunteerism, the Rural Volunteerism Initiative accomplishes its goals by
 Hager, Mark, “Volunteer Management Capacity in America’s Charities and Congregations”, The Urban Institute, March 1, 2004. < http://www.urban.org/publications/410963.html>