Ethics: A Quick Checklist
Donations are down and some people do
not want to volunteer for nonprofit organizations. The scandals of high
salaries and misused funds have driven away many people. Ethics and
ethical planning are a growing part of the mix for volunteer programs.
Here is a quick ethical checklist when there are decisions to be made
or programs to be planned.
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Write Your Own Position Description
Managers of volunteers usually have a position description with bland listings of what it is you do. Take 20 minutes to write a position description for your position. Include such things as qualifications, title, who you report to, and duties or responsibilities, benefits of the position, and training needed. Write it as if you were hiring someone to replace yourself and you would be working for him/her. Think about what you want in a supervisor. Put the list where you can see it once a month. Let it serve as a reminder of the type of supervisor you want to work for.
Teaching Yourself to "Check-In" with Volunteers
Knowing how volunteers are doing on a regular basis is part of management and supervision. Here is a clever way to check in with volunteers that is consistent and easy to remember.
WSU ONLINE CERTIFICATE IN VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT
Washington State University offers a Volunteer Management Certification Program through the Internet. Individuals around the world can earn a certificate in managing or coordinating volunteers, without leaving home. For more information, visit Volunteer Today's Portal site, Internet Resources. Look for the Washington State University listing. There is a hot link to their Web site.
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