30 ways to show you appreciate your volunteers
Volunteer appreciation can be expressed in so many ways (often just a thank you goes a long way!) and is instrumental in building better relationships with your team. Some ideas may not be relevant to the Australian landscape, but might help you to stimulate your imagination.
Author: Rosterfy (USA)
101 Ways to recognise your volunteers
There are many ways you can recognise your volunteers. Read on for loads of ideas !
Author: Volunteering Australia
Calculating the value of volunteering
Many projects and organisations find it helpful to put a financial value on the hours their volunteers’ contribute. This can be expressed as an annual or monthly figure, or as the number of FTE (full time equivalent) posts.
Author: Volunteer Scotland
Measuring the impact of volunteering
It is increasingly important for organisations or groups to describe the difference that volunteering makes to, volunteers themselves, project staff, the beneficiaries or community. This guide will help you understand what we mean by ‘impact’, what to think about before you start, methods you can use and resources that can help you measure impact.
Author: Volunteer Scotland
Volunteering impact measurement
We need to get better at shouting about and sharing the incredible impact that we know volunteering has on our organisations. This guide contains top tips to help you to get started or improve your impact measurement practices, however small your resources may be.
Author : Scottish Volunteering Forum
Measuring the Good – Handbook
Measuring the Good is a practical approach for organisations in the UK to measure their social impact and improve organisational performance with support and guidance from skilled volunteers.
Author: Coalition for Efficiency and Volunteering Matters
Better Impact Volunteer Software
An end-to-end volunteer management software system to help you manage all elements of effective volunteer engagements. Helps to collate statistics around retention, rostering with inbuilt communication and e-learning tools. Fee for service. Support from Australian based experts.
Author: Better Impact
Volunteer Satisfaction Survey
The information gathered from the survey will help you make decisions about changes to your volunteer program and understand its impact on volunteers. You do not need to use all these questions – they are just a sample of the possible questions you could ask.
Author: Ontario HIV Treatment Network
Volunteer Survey Bank
Set of questions to be used flexibly, to those most relevant to your organisation. Developed for sporting clubs and organisations, but may have some relevance to other types of Volunteer Involving Organisations:
Author: Sport England
Volunteer Reward & Recognition
Volunteer reward and recognition is not just a “nice thing to do” – in a sector where there is increasing competition for volunteer labour, it is in the best interests of organisations that rely on volunteers to also invest in them and show their volunteers they are appreciated. Volunteering is excellent value for money, but it is not free. Ideas to reward volunteers, ranging from no cost to high cost.
Author : Volunteering Queensland