Volunteer Policies and Procedures

Presenting your Senior Corps Project to the Community (for FGP and SCP Tribal Grantees)

This webinar suggests ideas for introducing your new Foster Grandparent or Senior Companion project into the community. We discuss the importance of involving partners; ways to talk about the service you are offering as well as the volunteer opportunity; how to get the word out about your project; establishing a presence in the community when you can’t be there; and planning for ongoing outreach. This webinar was recorded for Senior Corps tribal grantees on May 19, 2016.

You may also find these resources helpful:

Suggested Talking Points (DOC) (PDF) can help you get started as you introduce your Foster Grandparent or Senior Companion project to the community. Revise the language as you see fit, and include details about your own project and volunteer opportunity.

This Outreach Plan (DOC) (PDF) includes a 6-month template and an individual-activity template with examples. Creating an outreach plan can help you structure and target your efforts before you commit resources.

Effective Program Management for Senior Corps Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs

This webinar can help you get ready for your new volunteers. It covers volunteer-related policies and procedures that Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion projects should have in place. The webinar also suggests ways to organize volunteer policies and procedures, and points you toward helpful resources. This webinar was recorded for Senior Corps tribal FGP and SCP grantees on January 21, 2016.

You may also find these resources helpful:

  • Volunteer File Checklist (PDF) (DOC) is a list of documentation you may need to collect for each of your Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion volunteers.
  • New Volunteer Documentation Checklist (PDF) (DOC) explains the items listed in the Volunteer File Checklist and where to find resources.
  • Volunteer Policy Handbook Checklist (PDF) (DOC) lists the policies and procedures you should include in your Volunteer Policy Handbook and where to find information and resources.

 

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