For example if you work in the Labor and Delivery Department, you get forms from the volunteer office to the actual labor and delivery halls where the mothers are with their newborns. There forms are filled with the name of the mother’s way of delivery her baby’s gender and date of delivery. Sometimes the in different departments the volunteers are asked to do different things. The volunteers sometimes may not be doing their work. Many volunteers “help improve the reputation of volunteers worldwide by doing what you say you'll do, whether it's honoring the volunteer role and schedule you'd agreed to, providing ample notice if you're unable to perform your tasks or responsibilities, saying no or stepping away from volunteering when necessary, or simply serving as a good representative of the organization in the community” (A Volunteer's Bill of Rights and Responsibilities). This is evidence that when the volunteers are getting away with things that shouldn’t be doing, are forgetting why there are spending their time at the hospital and why they shouldn’t be given more to do. They already make a difference in patient’s lives and of asked to do more the volunteers may slack
Volunteering is often seen as free labor. However, there is a significant cost associated with the recruitment, training, and maintenance of the volunteer force. A full-time staff to oversee the volunteer program is necessary as well to ensure volunteers are being used effectively. The recruitment process varies from advertising to speaking at schools to
In order to be a volunteer, one must first realize that volunteering is a serious matter. The
To ensure that my program evaluation is objective, credible and fair I would employ internal and external counselors or advisors as well as align my program evaluation with the standards and practices of the professional body of evaluators. These “advisors “may or may not include the program stakeholders, but would not negate the formal process of collaborating with key stakeholders. Rather, the purpose of my advisor team is to see and hear things I missed.
Evaluation have its pros and cons depending on the type of evaluation. A beneficial evaluation is the overall success of the type of service that is being rendered. Depending on the resources that is offered and rather or not the staff is effective in achieving their goals with the client. Basically, a chain of cause and effect is the mission of human services agencies. The evaluation will determine rather the agencies is having an impact on the services that are provided, and what difference it has made on the person. The purpose is the primary target of what the agencies are initiated in their mission. If the outcome is measured in conducting an evaluation in the agencies, the management should elaborate on the services, networking capacity, budget, and practice skills of the workers when dealing with clients. Human services workers could have a clearer picture of the purpose of the organization, and helpful tips on dealing with clients. Many questions and answers should be in the evaluation session with the workers, especially about satisfaction with reaching their goals with the organization. This type of evaluation is the pro to the workers and the administration could get a better handle on what to take out of the program or what to add, no one is in the hot
In order to implement a program evaluation to determine client gains, there will be a team consisting of myself as the lead consultant, 3-4 program evaluation support staff members who will assist in the evaluation process and one staff member from the center being included to provide relevant center information. Key staff from the center will be asked to form an advisory group where all evaluation measures, outcomes and processes will be discussed, approved and presented.
The organization heavily counts on volunteers to make its mission a reality. “Not only was it rewarding giving back but we also had the opportunity to learn about
Therefore, if I were a leader of an interprofessional healthcare team, I would decide to choose volunteers that were dedicated to this improvement project. After two weeks on the job, if I noticed my volunteers started to make excuses for not having completed their assigned tasks and failing to return my
3. The third key point that I took away from the evaluation was the importance of developing a performance evaluation system. The evaluation system is a key component that assists to “assess both short-term and long-term outcomes for participants in the program, including educational and social outcomes” (Bania et al., 2014, p. 5). I learned that when the system is implemented effectively, it ensures accountability and promotes growth.
Program evaluation is a system that determines a program’s effectiveness and efficiency. This means whatever the programs expectations are must be kept. Efficiency is measured by the outcomes that are achieved with effort, limited time and additional resources. Excellent program evaluation includes subjective or objective information based on many different options. Human Services programs are important to evaluate for numerous reasons. The program can save time by finding out what works or doesn’t work for them. Making the community more aware of the program and how it benefits participants. The ability to prove the program’s effectiveness can help raise additional funding. The staff of the agency will be able to identify strengths and weakness. Also, bring more awareness to the Human Services field by educating other programs how to get started.
Yearly, evaluation of county camping program is analyzed and reviewed by this agent then shared with camp counselors and staff as a method to improve the quality of our camping program
Another model of evaluation based on the personal observations makes the use of intensive personal observations and conversations with the stakeholders would be the proponents of “qualitative or naturalistic” argues that only a deep and thorough understanding of a program will permit the most helpful with the evaluation. Offering the “expert opinion model” where the evaluator must be the data-gathering instrument; yet, a greater emphasis is placed on the understanding the experiences to such issues.
Patton supported his claim with adequate evidence throughout the reading. The author strongly suggests that evaluation should never be done independently, but primary intended users should be allowed to “sit at the table” to help make decisions that would influence the intended use. One example was the “welfare-to-work program exercise where internal evaluators met to discuss the finding of their evaluation. It is clear that no primary intended users were identified and little thoughts if any were given to how the evaluation results would be used. For Patton, the number one priority to good evaluation starts with primary intended users who input can help guide the evaluation from the start to the finish. In contrast, Brandon W. Youker, author of “Goal-Free Evaluation: A potential Model for the Evaluation of Social Work Programs” believed in a goal-free evaluation, whereby evaluators should make observations, and measure any outcomes intended or unintended without any knowledge, goals or even
During orientation the volunteer coordinator, Abigail Linville talked about the organizations policies and why they exist and are enforced. The orientation consisted of issues concerning safety of volunteers, children and staff; sexual harassment; and inappropriate actions with children. She also spoke on personal and potential tender situation that had occurred such as sexual misconduct and the physical handling of children. I did notice the orientation, there was no mention of different cultures. We were informed about what the children were allowed to watch and the computer and what they were not allowed to watch. Concerning discipline actions and speaking with children concerning certain actions we were informed to speak with them on inappropriate actions, however, put children in contact with a counselor with further actions or higher level actions are needed. They also promoted organic eating.
This research is being conducted to investigate volunteer motivation, satisfactions and dissatisfactions. As is stated by Becsi et al (2008), much of the literature in the social sciences focuses on predicting volunteering behaviour with underlying theories of resources availability.