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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Recruiting and Managing Volunteers by John L. Lipp

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Chapter 4
Assessing the Potential of Your Volunteer Program
In This Chapter
♦ The goals of a volunteer program assessment
♦ Discover how people really feel about volunteers
♦ Figure out what’s missing in your program
♦ Reignite your program with new volunteer positions
Ask most people to explain what makes a volunteer program successful, and they usually talk about numbers. The number of volunteers, the number of hours they donate, and the growth of those numbers from year to year. But those numbers only tell part of the story and, in fact, they can be misleading.
Before you start recruiting new people—and trying to grow your program—it’s important to take a step back and assess whether your group is really ready to handle more volunteers. After ...

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