Interviewing Potential Volunteers

Training Description:

Do you screen potential adult volunteers? Do you know what you’re looking for when you read those references and volunteer applications? What should you follow up on or maybe ask some additional questions about during the interview. The interview process is a critical part of the screening process and one of discovery. Join us for the opportunity to actively participate in a hands-on workshop focused on fine-tuning your skills for interviewing volunteers. Workshop participants will:

  • Understand the importance of reviewing references and applications
  • Discuss common interview challenges
  • Discover the expectations the volunteer has for their experience
  • Ask appropriate and relevant interview questions
  • Identify potential “red flags”
  • Learn to conduct effective interviews
  • Get to know your volunteers

Join us for learn more about screen volunteers and practice asking those important questions.

Who Should Attend:

All MSU Extension Staff who screen volunteers and process volunteers through the Volunteer Selection Process.

Time:

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Lunch not included but a break will be provided to get lunch or bring your own.

When:

•  CANCELLED- Tuesday, March 24, 2020 – Washtenaw Co. MSU Extension, 705 Zeeb Rd., P.O. Box 8645, Ann Arbor, MI 48107
CANCELLED- Tuesday, July 14, 2020 – Otsego Co. MSU Extension, 800 Livingston Blvd., Suite 4A-2, Gaylord, MI 49735
• Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 – Mecosta Co. MSU Extension, 14485 Northland Dr., County Services Building, (participants please enter through door #3) Big Rapids, MI 49307

Cost:

Free for MSU Extension Staff
$50 for Non-MSU Extension staff

Trainers: 

Christine Heverly
Extension Educator
sisungch@msu.edu

Jodi Schulz
Senior Extension Educator
schulzj@msu.edu

MSU Extension Staff

Registration for Interviewing Potential Volunteers is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on November 2, 2020.

Non MSU Extension Staff

Registration for Interviewing Potential Volunteers is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on November 2, 2020.

Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information, contact Jodi Schulz at schulzj@msu.edu or Christine Heverly sisungch@msu.edu.