S.T.R.E.T.C.H. Cards - Volunteer Management

S.T.R.E.T.C.H. - Volunteer Mangagement No. 16

Recruiting Volunteers

When you consider your organization's strategy for recruiting volunteers, do you:
  • Identify jobs volunteers can do?
  • Write a job description for each job?
  • Use a variety of methods to reach potential volunteers?
  • Tap into a variety of volunteer pools?
  • Find volunteers with competence and skills for specific jobs?
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Retaining Volunteers

In working with volunteers, does your organization:
  • Match volunteer skills with appropriate jobs?
  • Provide training for each job?
  • Provide opportunities for volunteers to increase knowledge skills, and job opportunities?
  • Give volunteers feedback about job performance?
  • Provide appropriate supervision for volunteers?
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Recognizing Volunteers

Does your organization:
  • Let volunteers know they are appreciated?
  • Incorporate staff and volunteer recognition as part of your program philosophy?
  • Provide immediate and continuous recognition for volunteers?
  • Make sure that the recognition matches the job?

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