Interviewing for Success: How to Conduct Effective Volunteer Interviews

Lear, Erick C.
April 2013
E-Volunteerism: The Electronic Journal of the Volunteerism Commu;Apr2013, Vol. 13 Issue 3, Special section p1
The article discusses the volunteer interview which is said to be the most important step in an extensive process that matches a potential volunteer with appropriate tasks and duties. It discusses the benefits of the volunteer interview, including becoming acquainted with the prospective volunteers, learning their strengths and weaknesses, and determining the goodness of fit. It presents a list of resources developed to help volunteer managers conduct interviews with prospective volunteers.


Related Articles

  • « Que tu vives à 3 roupies ou que tu vives avec 100, ça ne change rien ». Zunigo, Xavier // Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales;dec2007, Issue 170, p107 

    This article presents an interview with a priest who took a volunteer tourism trip. Topics discussed include the accommodations that he and other members of his group received during the trip, how they compare to the living conditions of those in the area where they went, and whether there is a...

  • GAGV Volunteer of the Month: Jack Ellis.  // Empty Closet;Feb2003, Issue 354, pB15 

    Interviews Jack Ellis, volunteer for the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley (GAGV) in New York. Contributions to the GAGV; Aspects that are rewarding about volunteering with the GAGV as a Youth Group Facilitator; Encouragement for others to become a volunteer.

  • Voolla! A Brand New Initiative That Merges Volunteering and Fundraising. Downs, Stephanie // E-Volunteerism: The Electronic Journal of the Volunteerism Commu;Jan2013, Vol. 13 Issue 2, Special section p1 

    An interview with Stephanie Downs, Voolla's founder and chief volunteer, is presented. Voolla is an organization that combines volunteering and fundraising while recognizing the difference between what a person wants to offer and what a charitable organization of his choice really needs. When...

  • Volunteer to learn new career skills. MCINTYRE, TAMMY L. // Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder;11/1/2012, Vol. 79 Issue 14, p3 

    In this article, the author presents his views on the ways to gain new skills and experience which include volunteering, application of skills to an interesting career field, and organization mission.

  • Finding Meaning in the ASPA Experience. Bergrud, Erik // PA Times;Jan2011, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p18 

    An introduction to the journal is presented in which the editor discusses various reports published within the issue including on volunteerism and civic engagement.

  • Local Prudential agent receives grant for special wish child.  // Edgewood Enterprise (TX);1/25/2007, Vol. 100 Issue 4, p7 

    The article reports on the presentation of a Prudential CARES Volunteer Grants Award for Special Wish Child to Annetta Carter of Ben Wheeler Texas, an agent for Prudential Insurance.

  • Wanting it all. Sandford, Debbie // Management Today;Apr2002, p35 

    Focuses on the civic involvement of various executives in volunteering at the charitable organization for children's care in Great Britain. Differentiation on working with children and with executives; Involvement of executives in community counselling; Importance of business skills in running...

  • How to tackle poor performance. Egrot, Margaret // Community Care;4/8/2010, Issue 1813, p30 

    The article offers tips on how managers tackle under-performance. It suggests that a manager should look into any learning necessitates before a practitioner begins with the team. It recommends that managers should make a record of the issues that have been raised and gather some specific...

  • Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force hires coordinator. Epperly, Jeff // Bay Windows;9/8/1999, pN.PAG 

    Reports on the hiring of Dorothy Mammon as leader of the Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force (VFTMTF). Background on the volunteer works of Mammon at the VFTMTF; Details of her assignment.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics