Thomas Edison State University

Online Graduate Class in Volunteer Management

MSP-664 Volunteer Management (3 credits): This course focuses on the life cycle of volunteers, including how to effectively motivate, reward and retain volunteers at each stage of the cycle. Attention will be paid to enhancing the effectiveness of a volunteer workforce, as well as the delicate issues of resolving conflicts and the termination of volunteers. Finally, the course compares episodic and ongoing volunteerism and the implications for volunteer-dependent organizations.

This is an online academic, graduate level class.

tesu.eduThomas Edison State University is New Jersey’s public, fully accredited, online university created to meet the needs of adult learners.

Who should take this class? Staff, board members and volunteers of nonprofit organizations, and consultants interested in getting a solid base for their career in the nonprofit sector, and learn how nonprofits are led by staff and boards.

This class may be taken independently, as part of Thomas Edison’s Graduate Certificate in Strategic Planning and Board Leadership for Nonprofits or the Masters of Public Service Leadership.

Here’s the syllabus.

For more information, Contact: Ann Prime-Monaghan, Associate Dean of the Watson School of Public Service,, 609-777-4351 x221

Course Information

Difficulty: All Content