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4H 6.3 Understanding Volunteer Management in 4-H1 Bryan D. Terry, Rick Godke, Bill Heltemes, and Lori Wiggins2 The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Overview Extension Volunteers
Understanding Volunteer Management in 4-H 2 Extension Agent Role as Administrator or Volunteers The Puzzle Figure 1. Volunteer opportunities may include program support, volunteer support, education delivery, or service in an advisory capacity. The Overlapping Circles
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Understanding Volunteer Management in 4-H 4 Figure 2. Matching program needs and volunteer roles requires evaluation of potential volunteer interests, skills, and abilities as well as maintenance of a plan for volunteer involvement. The Triangle Figure 3. Dynamics of effective volunteer program management Risk Management General A volunteer is any person who, of his or her own free will, provides services to the University with no monetary compensation, on a continuous, occasional, or one-time basis.
Understanding Volunteer Management in 4-H 5 Youth Protection and Volunteer Screening Each person wishing to become a volunteer shall furnish to the appropriate department/operational unit such personal and professional information as may be necessary for the determination of his or her suitability as a volunteer. The department/operational unit seeking volunteer services shall be responsible for the screening and selection of volunteers. Other Responsibilities
Understanding Volunteer Management in 4-H 6 A Process for Managing Volunteers I S O T U R E S Where to Start
Understanding Volunteer Management in 4-H 7 Conclusion References Journal of Extension, 44 A systematic approach to leadership development Journal of Extension, 42 Advisory Councils: A Theoretical and Practical Guide for Program Planners Stanford Social Innovation Review Developing the Volunteer Motivation Inventory Human motivation Volunteer Management Journal of Extension, 45 Journal of Extension, 45