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Volunteer Management - Onboarding - Position Description
All volunteers must be issued and agree to a position description that outlines their general responsibilities. A framework for writing position descriptions and examples of position descriptions are available below. Position descriptions must be reviewed by Extensions’ Volunteer Management Systems Specialist prior to assigning them to volunteers.
Steps to Complete Requirement
- Download a copy of the Framework for Writing a Volunteer Position Description.
- Complete all relevant sections of the position description framework.
- Send the draft position description to the Volunteer Management Systems Specialist for review.
- Discuss the position description with volunteer/send volunteer a copy.
- Ask volunteer to agree to the position description in writing (e.g., email confirmation, sign and return paper document).
- Retain a copy of the paperwork showing the volunteer agreed with the position description.
- Attach a copy of the position description when sending the agreement letter to the volunteer (see Volunteer Management - Onboarding - Volunteer Agreement Letter).
- Position descriptions for volunteers should focus on general responsibilities rather than specific tasks. This will reduce the number of individual position descriptions that each program will need to write.
Examples of Volunteer Position Descriptions
- 4-H Activity-Event Volunteer Position Description
- 4-H Adult Advisor Chaperone Volunteer Position Description
- 4-H Club Enrollment Coordinator Volunteer Position Description
- 4-H Club Leader Volunteer Position Description
- 4-H Committee Volunteer Position Description
- 4-H Project Leader Volunteer Position Description
- Master Gardener Volunteer Position Description
- Strong Bodies Program Leader Volunteer Position Description
For assistance, contact Kim Nawyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 262-5864.