Monday, July 23, 2012

Summer 2012 Volunteer Project at Hardware Ranch

This weeks Discussion.

1. How would you use a Virtual Volunteer for your program? What are the advantages and disadvantages? How is this type of volunteer a "new breed"?

2. What are your thoughts/feelings/first reactions to the "managing or canning high maintenance volunteers"?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Volunteer Frontier

Sample Interview Questions

Volunteer Standard Interview Questions:
1. Tell me a little bit about yourself and some of your interests and hobbies.
2. What are a few of your special skills or strengths that make you an ideal volunteer candidate?
3. Have you volunteered before? Where? How long? What did you do? Are you still? If not, what took you away from there? What did you like about that program? Not like? Potential conflicts?
4. What do you think makes a person a good volunteer?
5. What attracts you to working at (Organization Name)?
6. Where do you see yourself working in the (Organization Name)? Are you interested in working in a specific area?
7. How many hours a day/week would you like to volunteer?
8. What is important to you as you think about volunteering? What do you see as the result of your volunteering?
9. Is there anything else you’d like us to know about?

Depending on whether or not the volunteer will be working with clients, administration, field work, care giving, whatever the area they are placed, questions should be asked that are directly related to the placement.

In areas such as finance, fundraising, administrative or specific skilled areas, forms of testing to assure the candidate is capable should be implemented.

Screening candidates working with at risk or vulnerable persons is also part of the interview process. i.e. background checks

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Welcome to Week 1

The power point on canvas provided you with several questions to think about. Select two of the questions to answer on this blog.  Please use the comment box below.

Examples (but not limited to):
Have you experienced any of the "Seismic Shift" in volunteerism?
 Do  you use the "Dating Method" to recruit volunteers?
What examples of volunteer recruitment - good or bad - can you share with the class.

In addition read the following and provide your thoughts
Trends in Volunteerism
Micro-Volunteering:Volunteerism 2.0

Once you post, feel free to come back and visit and respond to others - this should be an open dialogue for the class to share ideas and hear stories.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Summer 2010 Volunteer Project at Stokes Nature Center

Welcome to Class

Volunteer Programs and Partnerships ~ I’m looking forward to a great summer session. Please use this syllabus as your guide to the course. This course begins June 25, 2012 and will conclude August 10th. It is a Hybrid online and on-campus course. Most of your assignments will be self-directed, however questions are always welcome. 

It is mandatory that you are in class in Logan July 9-13, 2012. We will be meeting in the ASTE building in room 108 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM.