VT readers ask questions about volunteer management
and administration. Ask Connie, an experienced volunteer manager, consultant
and trainer, provides the answers for all to see.
Send questions to AskConnieP@cs.com
Recently I've been asked several times for a guide to
volunteer performance evaluations or reviews. It's a task that many volunteers
and staff often dislike and/or overlook. Let's face it "reviewing"
someones performance can be uncomfortable sometimes. But, it doesnt
have to be if you're coaching volunteers throughout the year and if you
frame the evaluation as an opportunity for both staff and volunteers to
decide whats working and what isn't working. I encourage you to
coach volunteers throughout the year and to do a formal assessment at
least every two years. Here is a generic form that you can use as a guide
and adapt to your circumstances.
Connie Pirtle, of Strategic
NonProfit-Resources, has 15 years' experience in working with volunteers.
She has consulted and/or trained for such organizations as the Washington
National Cathedral, Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music America,
and the Association for Volunteer Administration.
Send your questions to Connie
Strategic Nonprofit Resources
10103 Edward Avenue * Bethesda, MD 20814 * VOICE: 301-530-8233 * FAX: