The Volunteer Management Audit is a unique tool for analyzing the effectiveness of an organization's approach to and procedures for involving volunteers. It's
designed to be administered by a team of staff and volunteers. The Audit provides a step-by-step guide to planning, conducting, and following-up the assessment process, with complete Scoresheets and instructions.
Originally published by the United
Way of America in 1992 (it's been out of print for more than a year),
this 2003 edition is fully revised and updated to reflect the changes
of the past decade.
The Volunteer Management Audit is applicable to any type of agency seeking to assess whether its volunteer management practices are up to the most effective standards. Its value lies in the recommendations made as a result of the Audit process and in any actions taken subsequently. It is above all a discussion starter, focusing attention on issues affecting volunteers.
The book provides everything needed to conduct the Audit, including:
- Complete instructions for every phase of the process.
- Suggestions for winning the support of agency executives for examining volunteer management.
- Full Scoresheets for either a complete or an abbreviated version of the Audit (price includes permission to make as many copies as necessary for one organization's use).
- Analysis and strategy planning questions.
Single-user Purchase for use by one local organization: $20.00
Permits printing and copying of Audit Scoresheets and handouts as necessary for
in-house use only.
Administrator’s License for a Volunteer Center, technical
assistance organization, or private consultants/trainers: $125.00
Permits buyer to administer the Audit repeatedly in different agencies by copying
the Audit Scoresheets and handouts in Section II as often as necessary. License
does not include permission to copy Section I (instructions for Audit administrator)
and the buyer may not make any electronic copies of the Audit to give, sell,
or loan to any other organization.
Licensing Agreement for a national organization or any group
needing to distribute the Audit to multiple staff members, chapters
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with
the number of users you wish to arrange and we will give you an individual
quote for the price of distributing multiple copies of the Audit to your network.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Volunteer Management Audit
"... a good way to find out your strengths and weaknesses, decide on
priorities, and help you write policy/philosophy statements about your beliefs
--Pearl Bouchard, volunteer manager for an Elderly Nutrition Program in North
When you've completed the book, remember to
submit a review!
You can involve quite a number of people in the process at different
stages. This is important for several reasons. First, it assures that
you are getting input from many perspectives and therefore validates
the findings of the Audit. Second, everyone who participates will feel
some ownership of the outcome, which is vital to making necessary changes
identified through the Audit.
A small group of volunteers and paid staff should be involved with
you all the way through the Audit. In a small organization, this will
be the “Audit Team” doing all the activities described here.
In a larger organization, these people will work with you to plan and
implement the whole process, but other representatives of the constituents
listed above can be invited to help with various parts of the Audit.
Each of the Phases requires either a group meeting, an assessment team,
or a planning committee (all described in the next chapters). Think about
how asking for input from many people also gives you the chance to educate
everyone about volunteer management principles.
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