ERIC Number: EJ1098769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Volunteer Program Assessment at the University of Nebraska at Omaha: A Metropolitan University's Collaboration with Rural and Spanish-Speaking Volunteers
Scherer, Lisa L.; Graeve-Cunningham, Victoria M.; Trent, Sheridan B.; Weddington, Stephanie A.; Thurley, Adam R.; Prange, Kelly A.; Allen, Joseph A.
Metropolitan Universities, v27 n1 p122-136 2016
The Volunteer Program Assessment at UNO (VPA-UNO), a faculty-led student group, partners with nonprofit and governmental agencies to provide free assessments and consultations to enhance volunteer engagement, organizational commitment and retention. Three recent initiatives are discussed representing an intentional effort of a metropolitan university to extend love of place to love of state through outreach efforts to rural volunteers and to promote inclusivity to Spanish-speaking volunteers by translating the VPA assessment into Spanish.
Descriptors: Student Volunteers, College Students, Metropolitan Areas, Service Learning, Outreach Programs, Rural Areas, Inclusion, Spanish Speaking, Translation, Volunteer Training, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Agencies, Partnerships in Education, Advocacy, Program Evaluation, Satisfaction, Community Involvement, Consultation Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska