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  • 1.
  • 2. Women’s Initiative’s Programs
    Volunteers: 500+ volunteers/year, at every level of the org where we have staff and beyond
    Fellows: 20+ hours/week over 10 weeks, runs quarterly
    Interns: 150 hours of work (minimum), ongoing
    VISTAs: an Americorps program that provides full-time, one-year positions for capacity-building
  • 3. Recruiting
    Colleges/universities career centers
    Volunteer centers
    Social media
    Org website
    Through personal networks of staff, volunteers, board, etc
    Job descriptions
    “general” posting: include examples of types of skills or projects volunteers will/do support
  • 4. Screening
    Create a standard for screening candidates based on:
    Org culture
    • Appoint people to the screening team
    • 5. Regular communication
  • “Managing”
    Empowering and engaging
    Members of the team
    Regular appreciation
    Build in coaching sessions
    • Jim Collin’s philosophy: get the right people on your team and you don’t need to manage them
  • Training
    Create a manual for the data collection process
    Mock-interviews/group practice
    Sharing best practices, interview scripts, outreach scripts and templates
    Regular check-ins already scheduled for all participants
  • 6. Conducting Data Collection
    Creating a due diligence standard and modeling it
    Creating an easy, visual medium to assess if due diligence has been completed
    Creating a standard instrument with interviewing notes on the process/best practices
    Weekly check-ins to offer support, share best practices, and keep everyone on the team energized and engaged
  • 7. Quality control and data entry
    Training manual with screen shots as reference guides
    Step-by-step personal trainings (or group trainings) with visual, auditory, and kinesthetic components built in:
    Training Manuals and PPT (visual)
    Reiterating and explaining the written materials (auditory)
    Practice data entry as part of the training (kinesthetic)
  • 8. References for Building Volunteer Programs
    John L. Lipp The Complete Idiot’s Guide series: Recruiting and Managing Volunteers
    Kathereine Noyes Campbell and Susan J. Ellis The (Help!) I-Don’t-Have-Enough-Time Guide to Volunteer Management
    Flora MacLeod & Sara Hogarth Leading Today’s Volunteers: Motivate and Manage Your Team