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Sample Volunteer Management Report
From How the Virtual Volunteering Project Involves Online Volunteers
by Jayne Cravens, Project Manager

 
This summary was sent to the VV Project advisors. They receive a monthly update on online volunteer accomplishments. This summary primarily discusses numbers and recruitment methods for the year. And you will note that I have a very informal tone with the Project advisors -- I think it creates a more "human" element that partially makes up for not seeing each other but once a year.


This is a summary of the Project's own involvement of online volunteers in 1999. I would be interested to hear your feedback on these numbers, if you have any.

THOUGHTS
I'm really pleased with all these numbers and percentages -- I have plenty of online volunteers to assist me, I don't feel overwhelmed with administrative duties in managing them, and their feedback about how they feel about participating has been excellent. Volunteers seem happy with their assignments, and I'm very happy with them. My only real struggle is coming up with enough assignments for everyone who wants them (as usual -- some things never change).

I've tried to help online volunteers in anyway I can, as appropriate; for instance, I was a reference for one of the volunteers for a job (he got it!), I've written two letters of recommendation to teen volunteers applying for college, if a volunteer expresses interest in learning some new technology skill I can usually send them to the resource that will help them, etc.

I couldn't manage this project without online volunteers -- not just because of the work they do, but the energy they bring, and the "human touch" they add to my job.

I have a summary of how I manage online volunteers at: http://www.serviceleader.org/vv/vvvols/ (yes, that's three "v"s).

To read the feedback from volunteers I've heard from, as well as many agencies, about virtual volunteering in general, as well as about the VV Project and my performance, see: http://www.serviceleader.org/vv/admin/feedback1/index.html It's not as cleanly organized as it could be -- sorry.

 


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This is an archived version of the Virtual Volunteering Project web site from January 2001.
The materials on the web site were written or compiled by Jayne Cravens.
The Virtual Volunteering Project has been discontinued.
The Virtual Volunteering Project web site IS NO LONGER UPDATED.
Email addresses associated with the Virtual Volunteering Project are no longer valid.
For any URL that no longer works, type the URL into archive.org
.
For new materials regarding online volunteering, see
Jayne Cravens' web site (the section on volunteerism-related resources).
 

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