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Volunteer Support Program

Offering free trainings to help organizations learn how to recruit, manage, and retain their volunteers.


The Volunteer Support Program is a free training series for organizations that rely on volunteers to support their missions. The goal is to help these groups develop the skills to successfully recruit, engage, and manage volunteers.

Our trainings are open to attendees across a variety of positions and experience levels, including organizational leads, volunteer coordinators, community organizers, and others.

Trainings for individuals and groups

Individuals can register for a training online. The trainings are fully virtual, and a different one is offered every other month.

Groups can request a specific training by contacting us at You can also learn about posting a volunteer opportunity on the Mayor's Volunteer Corps portal.


1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Room 1610
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Training topics

The Volunteer Support Program offers trainings in the following subject areas:

  • Targeting and recruiting volunteers
  • Engaging and managing volunteers
  • Volunteer retention
  • Centering accessibility and inclusion in volunteer programs
  • Volunteer data collection
  • Virtual volunteerism

In the months when a training isn't offered, we host networking sessions where you can connect with others who are doing similar work.

Ready to attend a training?

You can view list of upcoming sessions and register to attend online.


  • Aug
    Volunteer Support, Networking Hour
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Virtual - Zoom

    Volunteer Support, Networking Hour

    August 15, 2024
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour
    Virtual - Zoom

    This networking hour is for people who work to engage, recruit, and manage volunteers.  We will open space to discuss challenges, seek insight, offer feedback, and get to know others doing similar work to support volunteers.

    Register online at
  • Sep
    Volunteer Support Learning Series: Virtual Volunteerism
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Virtual - Zoom

    Volunteer Support Learning Series: Virtual Volunteerism

    September 19, 2024
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour
    Virtual - Zoom
    Join us at our monthly Volunteer Support Learning Series.
    In this training, we'll discuss best practices for virtual volunteer programming and how to continue centering and supporting volunteers even at a distance.

    RSVP at