| RECRUITING & MANAGING
The Recruitment and Organization of Volunteers page and the Management & Supervision page have been merged into one new page. Everything from ideas to help you work more efficiently to the latest in research on keeping volunteers happy and productive, as well as ideas, suggestions and hints to build volunteer recruitment capacity.
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Feedback occurs when person “A” tells person “B” how his behavior affects her. This technical term comes from the field of automation. (For example, the thermostat gives feedback to a furnace on how well the furnace is heating the room.)
What Do Volunteers Want to Know?
Volunteer interviews tend to focus on the suitability of the person offering volunteer service to the organization. The effective interview is one that matches the volunteer’s engagement with the needs of the organization. This means that who ever talks with prospective volunteers needs to know the answers to some basic questions. Here is a sample of those questions volunteers might ask or need to know before signing up.
QUESTIONS PROSPECTIVE VOLUNTEERS MIGHT ASK
--adapted from Advisory Councils--Cole and Cole 1983
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Revitalizing Your Volunteer Programs: New Models, New People, New Strategies
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Are you stressed? Is it time to take a break? Research can delineate between people who thrive on long work hours and those who are stressed by those same hours. Here is a chart that describes the differences.
By calling 1-800-VOLUNTEER in the U.S., individuals can be connected to their local volunteer center. This is a national interactive call routing system designed to get volunteers connected to people who can help them volunteer.
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