Quiz: Managing Volunteers by studyfun | Mar 21, 2016 | 0 comments Welcome to your Quiz: Managing Volunteers According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009), approximately what percentage of the U.S. population served as a volunteer at least once between September 2007 and September 2008? 7% 13% 26% 40% 72% Which of the following statements accurately describes Lysakowski’s (2005) view on whether staff or volunteers are more effective fundraisers and why: Volunteers, because they have a real commitment to the mission. Volunteers, because they tend to enjoy asking others for money. Staff, because they are being paid to get the job done. Staff, because they have easy access to brochures and stationary. True or False? The processes for training, recruiting, and supporting a formal fundraising volunteer should be comparable to those for a paid employee. True False Which of the following is recommended to be included in a volunteer role description: Position title (other than “volunteer”) Benefits Equal Opportunity Statement Supervision explanation A and C C and D All of the above According to researchers (Fisher and Cole 1993; Sargeant and Jay 2009), what is the primary reason volunteers give for quitting during the first six months of service: They lost interest in the mission. They got too busy with other aspects of their lives. They did not get along with other volunteers and/or staff. They did not enjoy the task they were assigned. They expected the experience to be different than what it was. According to McCurley and Lynch (1997), which of the following would be the most appropriate reward for an affiliation-oriented volunteer: Recognition announcement published in newspaper Recognition award should have a “personal touch” Recognition given in the form of offering additional training Recognition decision made by the nonprofit’s leadership Recognition phrased using “Best” or “Most” True or False? In order to ensure high volunteer retention, volunteers should not receive performance appraisals. True False According to Sargeant and Jay (2009) which of the following is not a benefit that can accrue from volunteering? The ability to make a difference The ability to enhance their self-worth or self-esteem The ability to meet others The ability to prepare for a volunteer ‘career’ after retirement The ability to share skills Which of the following is NOT a benefit of induction? It allows the organization to brief the volunteer on the organization’s history and mission. It allows the organization to brief the volunteer on the role they will perform It allows the volunteer to see how their role fits into the organization as a whole It provides the volunteer with the information and initial skills they need to carry out their role It allows the organization to assess their likely performance None of the above What might you find on the Timebank and Volunteer Solutions websites? Opportunities to volunteer Resources to assist with recruiting and retaining volunteers Model job descriptions and person specifications Facts and figures on the state of volunteering in the United States B and C Be sure to click Submit Quiz to see your results! Name Email Time is Up!