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About Us

The International Network for More Volunteers is an independent international organization of committed professionals.

As a community, our mission is to provide services worldwide that assist governments, organizations, corporations and groups to recruit, retain and recognize even more volunteers.

We know, like you do too, that the more people who are recruited and retained as volunteers then the better this world becomes.

To achieve our ongoing mission we continually aim to provide you with:

  • Free membership for our subscribers with regular tips and ideas on volunteering, volunteer recruitment, volunteer retention and volunteer recognition
  • Public training workshops presented both locally and internationally
  • Training programs customized for governments, corporations and organizations
  • Conference keynote presentations and breakout sessions
  • Research services requested and contracted by governments, corporations and  nonprofit organizations

President of the International Network for More Volunteers

Our dedicated team work closely with the President of the International Network for More Volunteers – Judy Esmond, Ph.D. DipWelPsych(TES), BSW, MSW (Curtin), PhD (WAuth).

President – Dr Judy Esmond

Our President – Dr Judy Esmond is considered a renowned authority on volunteering. She is one of the most in-demand speakers on volunteer management, volunteer recruitment, retention and recognition and has presented to thousands of attendees at conferences throughout the world. Dr Esmond has also toured Australia, England, the United States and Canada presenting her innovative ideas in hundreds of interactive workshops. These workshops and training programs always fill up fast!

Dr Esmond is the author of best selling books on Volunteering including Count Me In! 501 Ideas on Recruiting Volunteers and Count on Me! 501 Ideas on Retaining, Recognising and Rewarding Volunteers. She is also one of the most prolific writers on volunteering with over 50 publications to her name including books, articles, industry reports, conference proceedings, manuals and handbooks.

Dr Esmond and her team have been awarded and collaborated on 34 research grants over the last 20 years of which many were significant grants into volunteering. The team conducted the first major research study worldwide into Baby Boomers and volunteering BOOMNET: Capturing the Baby Boomer Volunteer and the largest study ever undertaken into Volunteer Motivations: The Volunteer Motivation Inventory. Most recently, Dr Esmond has completed the first two part based study over seven years on the Attraction, Support and Retention of Emergency Management Volunteers. Also, the first Australian study on Volunteer Recruitment, Engagement and Retention in Faith Based Organisations assisting Communities in Disasters and Emergencies. (See the Volunteer Management Resources Section for complementary copies of these latest research reports).

Dr Esmond comes from a background as a social worker and has been an academic across three universities – Curtin University, Edith Cowan University and was most recently the Head of Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Western Australia. She has represented both her profession and the Volunteering sector on numerous boards and committees as a leading expert.

Dr Esmond is also the Director of a highly successful research, training and consulting company. Dr Esmond and the team have provided services to thousands of satisfied clients from Government, Councils, Non-profit Organizations, Community Groups and the Business sector. Dr Esmond comes from a personal background of volunteering in sports and was an Australian and state representative in two sporting fields.

Contact Us

You can contact Dr Judy Esmond and her team to discuss how we can help you and your organization, department, corporation or business.

Email: judyesmond@gmail.com

Phone: Local (08) 9371 2677
International +61 8 9371 2677
Mobile: 0417 451 661

Address: PO BOX 722, Inglewood WA 6932