Assessments help us to understand which skills and knowledge our volunteers are acquiring through their experiences. Which are beneficial both for the Organization and the volunteer to be able to verbalize their learning and development advances.
Verbalizing transferable skills to employers or educational institutions is a significant and often under-appreciated benefit to assessment. Assessments also give feedback on a volunteer’s preparedness for advanced training or more technical roles.
All assessments must have a clear and actionable objective. Once the data is collected from the assessments, the next step is analysis and reflection on the results to form a strategy for how to utilize the newly acquired insights.