Monday, October 22, 2007

Preparing partners and placements


By Margie

That regional groups of volunteers can organize workshops for new partners in preparation for their work with their in-coming volunteers.

Suggested workshop topics

  • what VSO stands for,
  • how VSO works,
  • where VSO is working,
  • working with VSO volunteers,
  • potential issues that may arise while working with volunteers,
  • how to best address issues as they arise
  • best ways to maximize the presence of a volunteer in an organization,
  • expectations setting or leveling-off of expectations,
  • and others?????????

Volunteers may even invite any or all of the existing partners in the area to join during the activity so that they themselves can share their own experiences and/or difficulties encountered while working with volunteers.

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