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NCJ Number: 136073 Find in a Library
Title: Volunteer Leadership
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Victims of Crime
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 52
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20036
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These guidelines for the establishment and maintenance of a volunteer program are designed to help victim-service organizations recruit, and reward volunteers.
Abstract: The opening section discusses the need for volunteers, for volunteering, and for a design for voluntarism in a democracy. Principles and benefits for including a volunteer program as part of a total organization are then discussed. A section on the use of crime victims as volunteers in victim-service programs includes guidelines for the determination of whether or not a victim is prepared for a volunteer experience and whether the volunteer environment is suitable for the person. A checklist is provided to help volunteer organizations determine and prioritize volunteer needs. The checklist is intended to be used as a planning and organizing tool. Discussion of the challenges and advantages of volunteers are followed by consideration of the nourishment of appropriate volunteer motivation and the motivation of professionals to use volunteers. Guidelines are provided for the recruitment of volunteers, identification of the sources for volunteers. Other sections address the interview of prospective volunteers, the supervision of volunteers, volunteer training, recognition of volunteer achievements, the dismissing of a volunteer, and the identification of volunteer needs. Appended sample forms and announcements
Main Term(s): Victim-witness programs; Volunteer training
Index Term(s): Recruitment; Volunteer programs
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