Entrance and exit counseling is a good practice technique for introducing and separating a volunteer from the organization. Entrance counseling gives a new volunteer some personal time with a representative of the organization, allowing them to get an overview of the entire organization, down to what duties and responsibilities the volunteer will engage in and why they are important to the group. On the other hand, exit counseling offers an opportunity to recognize the volunteer for his/her service and/or encourage or assist the person in understanding why they didnt fit the mission, goals, or culture.
Read Chapter 8 in the textbook by McKee & McKee.- “The New Breed”
Read Chapter 12 in the textbook by Sunny Fader – “365 Ideas for Recruiting, Retaining, Motivating, and Rewarding Your Volunteers”
Develop two separate sets of procedures.
First, create an entrance set of procedures. Determine a set of strategies or steps to best complete the introduction that a volunteer would need to work with an organization.
Second, create an exit set of procedures. Determine a set of strategies or steps to best complete the exit of a volunteer once their work with an organization is complete.
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