Effective initial interviewing of prospective volunteers prevents many types of supervision and management problems. It also allows candidates to be matched with the most appropriate and appealing assignment for them.

 

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Volunteer Screening
Increase your chance of finding the best volunteers and rejecting the worst
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Charles Tremper and Gwynne Kostin
Interviewing VolunteersWhether you “interview” volunteers or “chat” with them, meeting them helps to decide whether or not to select them. Learn who should interview and the preparation needed.
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Voluntary Action-Leeds
Interviewer TrapsManagers of volunteer resources may fall into some traps such as “halo effect” when screening potential volunteers. Be aware of the traps to avoid them.
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Kathleen McCleskey and Cheryle N. Yallen
Motivational Analysis KeyPeople are motivated to volunteer. What are their motivations – a tool to uncover motivations, which will help in matching them to volunteer work.
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Points of Light
It’s Never Over: Ongoing Screening of Volunteers and Paid StaffThe more demanding the position and the greater the vulnerability of the client, the more intensive screening needs to be.
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Linda L. Graff
When A Volunteer Tells You “No”When someone you dearly want to volunteer says “no” to your request, there is more than one possible meaning, with implications on what you can do next
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Shari Ilsen
Recruitment ProcessRecruitment process, including phone interviews, orientation, and probation
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Lions Befrienders Service Association (Singapore)
Screening If With Medical HistoryScreening of volunteer with medical history, to seek medical opinion on suitability for volunteer work
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Lions Befrienders Service Association (Singapore)