Book Description: "The Volunteer Handbook," a unique "how to" reference guide to help volunteerâ€™s plan, organize and manage their organization has been re-released in a new paperback edition. Written by Richard V. Battle, this book offers specific practical ideas for volunteer leaders. It is a well-organized volume and is a blueprint to achieving organizational success. Volunteer Concepts, an Austin based publishing company has just released this paperback version of the original hardback copy, which was published in 1988. THE VOLUNTEER HANDBOOK discusses topics such as annual and activity planning, training, recruiting and retaining members, organization finances, effective communication methods and how to obtain publicity. This book can be easily referenced by topic on an as needed basis for quick ideas. It was written for use by new or long established organizations. It can be used by youth, religious, fraternal, civic, neighborhood or other organizations.