Selection and Placement Strategy Considerations for Volunteers

Specific selection criteria should be used throughout the interviewing process for volunteers who work in a progressive health care organization. Three major background categories—experience, acumen, and skill sets—should be evaluated to ensure maximum return on investment from selected volunteers (see Figure 6.1).

Figure 6.1 Identifying Background Strengths of Health Care Volunteers



Professional experience should be the first priority in the volunteer selection calculus, and the human resources professionals conducting volunteer interviews (with line managers participating ...

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