Volunteer Impact Tools

Volunteer impact occurs on many levels: the community served, the agency hosts, the volunteers, and the community at large. To capture that multi-level impact, it helps to have a variety of tools. This section of the Volunteer Commons will be home to a library of tools and samples to support practitioners in articulating the many forms of volunteer impact.

An overview of the first example is below – the Volunteer Impact: Point of View Tool. The purpose of this tool is to identify how various audiences would define volunteer impact for a specific program so that you can tell a fuller story about it. Click on the link below for directions on how to use the volunteer impact tools, a blank template, and completed samples.

The second tool is a flyer that uses an iceberg image as a stepping stone to considering volunteer impact that does not lend itself to being seen or counted. It includes tips for exploring data that fit your mission and purpose for involving volunteers.


Volunteer Impact: Point of View