Some people I know call it a volunteer association, but the goal is always the same. I have a lot of well-meaning volunteers and they do a great job! I am grateful for each and every one of them. However, there are times when certain expectations are not met. Most of the time, they are not satisfied because, although I was clear orally with them, my volunteer did not have the written form of expectations he could refer to when he started his work. Create a simple contract for your volunteer that outlines expectations and deadlines. Once it`s done and you both agree, sign it, date it and give a copy to the volunteer. Here is a pdf example of a contract for your volunteers. Question: Do you use volunteering or alliances? Have they been beneficial to your service? A volunteer contract benefits the Executive Director (you) and the volunteer. The same goes for volunteers.
I can really be aware of my expectations of them, but sometimes the volunteer does not meet the expectations that have been established. Inspecting the work, I quickly realized that the bathroom and closets were not repainted. I asked the chief painter why, and he said there was never a plan to repaint these rooms. The chief painter looked at me a little confused that I wanted a contract. But he assured me that he was going to find me a contract. What for? Because I never wrote the expectations in the form of a contract. Painting began and he never had a contract. I should have put more emphasis on the treaty, but the fact is that I did not. In the end, the painting was superb.
They succeeded in the time they said and stayed within the indicated amount. I set up a team of painters to do the work. I had been very clear about the expectations. We weren`t ready to set colors for ourselves, so we stayed on most of the walls with white paint. We wanted to paint any wall and cover. They gave us a prize. Needless to say, some expectations have been lost. I was shocked. I had said very clearly what I wanted. But without a contract, the work was always poorly performed.
The first time I moved into my home, the house needed an interior paint. The walls were covered with fingerprints, dirty handprints and normal wear and tear. My wife and I decided that we would remove the entire interior of the house, including the closets and bathrooms, before moving in. That way the house was empty and we didn`t need to move or cover any furniture……