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Would you like to get your hands on 100, 300 or even 501 ideas on how to recruit, retain, and recognize more volunteers?

Well let’s do better. Let’s double it! How about 1,002 ideas?

This is not a misprint…

From: Dr Judy Esmond and the Team

For over 20 years now we have run sell-out workshops, presented at major conferences and conducted ground-breaking research into volunteering. And yet many of you have not had the chance to attend our workshops or maybe even seen any of our work. Well that is about to change!

When we’ve had the opportunity to work with 1000s of you dealing with volunteers, in both small and large organizations, we have always continued to ask the question – what are the biggest challenges that you face?  Now there has always been a wide range of requests for information on all aspects of leading and managing volunteers.

But the biggest challenges you have consistently wanted more assistance with are…

Go on! Have a guess! What are the biggest challenges identified more than any others across any sector, country and organization are…

How do we recruit, recognize and retain more volunteers? 

Now this can be a tough assignment. And although our workshops are packed with great ‘out of the box’ ideas we have only been able to share these ideas with a limited number of you. But we really wanted everyone to know about literally 100s of ideas that they could use. We had also found very few good books on the subject and decided that the only thing to do was to write our own.

But these books had to be something special. We wanted to write books for you, our readers, that were:

      • a quick and easy-to-read format
      • very practical and useful with ideas you could use straight away, and
      • absolutely packed with ideas from a whole range of different sources – business, marketing, advertising, human resources and more – that you could adapt to your own circumstances.

Each book has involved three years of research and we’re so very proud to say that we have achieved all of the above in our two best-selling books. Each book is packed with 501 practical ideas in easy to read paragraphs that have really gone beyond the usual ideas presented in the non-profit sector. Have a look at just some of the topics covered in each book…

Count Me In! 501 Ideas on Recruiting Volunteers will help you and your organization to:

  • Generate countless volunteer referrals
  • Save money and time by targeting the  best volunteers for the job
  • Produce powerful written material that gets results
  • Discover new sources of potential volunteers and use trends to uncover even more volunteers
  • Gain great free publicity coverage
  • Avoid costly recruitment pitfalls and mistakes.


Count On Me! 501 Ideas on Retaining, Recognizing and Rewarding Volunteers will show you and your organization how to:

  • Achieve greater success in gaining and maintaining volunteer numbers
  • Design a recognition program that will maximize your volunteer retention rate
  • Avoid all the problems of disruptive volunteer turnover
  • Create truly personalized recognition and rewards for 7, 70 or 700 volunteers
  • Discover new and creative ways to say thank you
  • Produce magical and memorable recognition events


For as Linus Pauling (US chemist and Nobel Prize winner) says…“If you want to get a good idea, get lots of ideas” and we have 1002 for you! These really are MUST HAVE books for everyone involved in volunteer recruitment, recognition and retention. But don’t just take our word for it that these are great books!

Here is what just some or our readers had to say…

Just finished the book Count Me In! last night. Wow, what a treasure! Great work…in today’s fast-paced world, the short chapters and easy-to-digest blurbs were perfect. Not only did I pick up many new ideas, but I began generating more of my own, program-specific concepts. Will share the book with those in my organization – Johanna Garton, Director, City of Aurora Volunteer Center, Colorado USA

I have just read your book, and love it! Thank you so much. It’s given me not only great ideas, but inspiration and motivation. I’ve recommended it to a few people in the organisation, but am not letting go of it! The book references are also great – Kat Seselja, Canberra/Goulburn Society of St Vincent de Paul, Australia

Please accept our thanks…for your book. It has proven time and again very useful to us – Jacqueline O’Keefe, Volunteering Ireland

Every page gave me some wonderful ideas which I can immediately use in my organization. The ideas are practical and I sometimes say to myself “why didn’t I think of that”. Thank you for putting all your thoughts and experiences in this book – Medy Eballar, Director of Volunteer Program Evergreen Healthcare, Kirkland WA USA

I have just finished reading your book, Count On Me! I thoroughly enjoyed the read. You get 501 out of 501 from me! Your contribution towards volunteerism throughout Australia and many other countries is positive, innovative, energetic, resourceful, supportive, focused and helpful…keep batting on! – Ian Kaye-Eddie, Chief Executive Officer, St John Ambulance WA, Australia

If you are serious about recruiting, retaining and recognizing even more volunteers…then get your hands on these books NOW!

We have a great deal for you…usually both books are $59 but we’ve been able to arrange a smaller print size for the reprint of Count On Me so we’ve saved on the number of pages…so that is another $10 saving for you. You can pay via credit card or email us for an invoice and pay later.

Buy Both Books Right Now…

$59 $49 with free postage in Australia or $79 $69 with free postage worldwide or
get both books online for instant access and immediate download for $49


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* All prices are in Australian Dollars (incls GST) Current conversions are now approximately $1AUS = 0.75USD.  For example, the cost for both books  $69AUS = $52 USD. Allow approximately 10 working days for postal delivery time.

By Invoice: Order now and pay later! (sorry only available in Australia for both books)

Just email Judy directly at judyesmond@gmail.com with your order details for paperback books – name, organization and address. We will then email you back to confirm your order within 24 hours and ship the books to you with the invoice for payment enclosed. When you receive the books, you can then pay the invoice  either pay by cheque, credit card or EFT.

Please Note: Interested in a bulk order of books? Then email Judy directly judyesmond@gmail.com for great discount prices.

We give you our no-risk 100% guarantee

Now here is our promise to you. We are so confident that you will find so many more ideas that you can use to increase your volunteer recruitment, recognition and retention success that we are offering you a no-risk, 100% money back guarantee. If you do not believe you have gained a multitude of ideas to use and value for money – we will cheerfully refund your money. We just do not want any unhappy customers. Now how many books come with that guarantee?



Dr Judy Esmond