Our orientation is a volunteer management practice that sets the foundation for a successful relationship. Invited volunteer candidates will be asked to attend an orientation. Orientations take place approximately every eight weeks (usually held on a Saturday). The orientation consists of a one-hour discussion of our policies and procedures with our Volunteer Coordinator who can describe the ins and outs of working in our organization and answer any questions volunteer candidates have.
ORIENTATION WILL COVER:
Explain what our our organization does and its history. How did it come to be and how has it evolved?
Describe the programs and whom our organization serves.
Provide an overview of how our organization is set up. Go over the organizational chart so that volunteers understand who does what.
Go over general policies and procedures, spending the most time on those that impact the volunteers directly.
Explain how the volunteer management system works. How do they schedule their time? Does the volunteer need to check in? How do they log their hours? To whom can they turn for help?
We spend countless hours engaging, recruiting and registering passionate volunteers. Which is why a strategic volunteer training regimen is a must for any organization. Which is why after a succesful orientation the Monterey County Sports Club trains every new volunteer until he/she develops the skills for the position(s) and adapts to our culture. Training can also be scheduled on an as-needed-basis.
TRAINING WILL INCLUDE:
How the volunteer will perform his or her particular task(s)
What not to do when performing any task(s)
How to handle an emergency or what to do when something unexpected happens
What the goals are for the task(s), and how performance will be evaluated
What equipment will be required and how to use it
A walk through of the task(s) and coaching while the volunteer tries out the task(s)