Program Participants’ Input on Service Development in a Faith-Based Volunteer Program
North Central sociological Association
This evaluation research investigated the impact of a faith-based volunteer program, more specifically how well the program serves to connect their faith-based volunteers with non-profit organizations (NPOs) in the greater Fort Wayne, Indiana area. According to studies (cf. Bean, 2007; Lammers, 1991; Watson, 1994), organizational factors, such as volunteer training, task preparation, and support system within the program, greatly affect levels of volunteers’ performances and satisfaction. Therefore, by focusing on these organizational factors, we examined how volunteers perceive their own experiences relating to their host program and to what extent they feel satisfied with their work. To collect information on volunteers’ experience serving a particular agency or multiple agencies during their assignments, surveys and interviews were conducted. Based on the results, four recommendations were made to the program.
evaluaiton; faith-based volunteer program; community-based research; applied sociology
Community-Based Research | Sociology
Mieko Yamada (2013).
Program Participants’ Input on Service Development in a Faith-Based Volunteer Program. Presented at North Central sociological Association, Indianapolis, IN.