Assignment 1

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Rural Georgia Sexual Assault Center (RGSAC) serves an 8-county area in south Georgia. The University located in the direct vicinity of the organization is the largest employer in the area. RGSAC provides: direct response to victims of sexual assault, community education concerning sexual assault and its prevention, advocacy for sexual assault victims through direct services and liaison relationships (including medical, legal, social services, and law enforcement), and follow up support through referral to other community services. Their vision is to ensure than no victim of sexual assault goes unheard in a community that understands the impact of sexual violence on its members.

The organization is currently struggling to recruit and retain their volunteer base. They have 1 designated staff member who works with volunteers and can allocate 100% of his time to management and training. They have a small, limited annual budget for volunteer development and marketing. An additional challenge they face is recruiting community members as opposed to the student population who need volunteer hours.

As a consultant, you are tasked with creating a volunteer recruitment plan for RGSAC between 3 and 5 full pages (APA format) using the information you have available (In some instances, you may feel it necessary to make assumptions for this organization). Organize your plan in the following way:

  1. Pre-Recruitment Planning;
  2. Targeting Potential Volunteers;
  3. Outreach and Screening; and
  4. Follow-Up and Orientation.

Consider the key points from McCurley and Lynch chapter 5. The assignment is worth 5% of your final grade. Your assignment will be graded based on the rubric provided. Upload your assignment in .doc or PDF format. Late assignments are not accepted.

Rubric

Assignment 1 Grading Rubric

Assignment 1 Grading Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePre-Recruitment Planning -Identify organization needs and available resources -Determine a type of recruitment method -Consider volunteer position descriptions -Create a volunteer program vision -Think about what sort of “message” you are presenting to volunteers

2.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTargeting Potential Volunteers -Consider recruiting for diversity -Consider recruiting for difficult situations -Consider utilizing events for recruitment -Consider different avenues of recruitment (do you need specific skills?) -Consider looking at current stakeholders/those within your current network

1.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOutreach and Screening -What sorts of questions will be in the screening process? -Who (if any) will not be allowed to volunteer? -How will you interview?

1.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFollow-Up and Orientation -Will you need a volunteer manual/handbook -Will you have an orientation? -How will you motivate and sustain volunteers?

1.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA formatting is required. Papers must include a title page and subheadings. Papers are free of grammar errors, between 3 and 5 full double spaced pages, Size 12, Times new roman font, 1 inch margins, and sources (if any) should be cited in APA and listed in a “Reference” page.

0.0 pts

Total Points: 5.0