Training: New Volunteers

Matching Students with Volunteers

When possible, it is a good practice to match students and volunteers purposefully - they could posses similar career interests, hobbies, or backgrounds - anything that could help create a quick working relationship between them. Feel free to use either of these forms to help guide those purposeful matches:

Mentor to Student Matching Form

Student to Mentor Matching Form

Training: New Volunteers

After screening volunteers and the criminal background check has been approved, volunteers must visit the Volunteer Training and complete the quizzes. Coordinators should also be familiar the training videos. These trainings provide the basic information for new volunteers. Coordinators are expected to provide additional, site-specific trainings for their volunteers.

Volunteers must complete the Required Volunteer Training

Volunteer Quiz

Volunteers are asked to complete a quiz at the end of each of the three online trainings. The only purpose of the quiz is for coordinators to track participation. Therefore, it is not required if coordinators are viewing the training with the volunteers.

Coordinators can see who has completed the online quizzes in the spreadsheet below (see the Coordinator Handbook for archived records):

ASPIRE Volunteer training: Record of Participants

Coordinators have the responsibility to monitor volunteer training. Coordinators can create their own policies for accountability.