Congratulations! You have a new volunteer in your chapter

Now, what do you do to motivate them to stay for the long-term? The “Participation” stage of the AFS Volunteer Journey Program is where expectations and commitments made during the previous stages are put to the test.

Check out the way AFS Colombia has structured its outreach to Volunteers in the below video:

Stages of Participation

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Learning Map

Keeping track of personal learning goals and developing a learning road map.

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Roles and Tasks

Assigning roles in which people feel comfortable, capable and valued.

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Training

Volunteers must have spaces to develop skills and knowledge to accomplish their goals.

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Feedback

Creating spaces for constructive feedback, self-analysis, and growth.

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Recognition

We want people to feel valued and appreciated for the effort they devote to the Organization.

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Leadership Development

Empowering volunteers to grow as leaders.

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Playground

Encouraging creativity and exploring new ways to contribute to AFS.

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Assessment & Data Collection

Gathering and analyzing data to improve our strategies.

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