|The first step in building a high-impact volunteer engagement program is an assessment of organizational readiness to leverage unpaid staff. If your organization currently has little or no volunteer infrastructure, an assessment helps you to learn about the necessary components and establish a program that aligns with your organizational capacity and resources. If your organization already has a program, then this process helps you to refine your practices to work more successfully with volunteers.
To facilitate assessment and planning in the Boomers & Babies Learning Community, the Oregon Community Foundation utilized the Volunteer Management Audit (VMA) by Susan Ellis at Energize, Inc. The VMA informs the Audit Team about:
The VMA has three primary stages of activity:
Get your copy of the Volunteer Management Audit (Susan Ellis, Energize, Inc.)
The Hidden Workforce: How to Use Volunteers to Expand, Extend and Strengthen Your Services (New England Network for Child, Youth & Family Services)