Volunteer Performance Evaluations

They can be tedious to do, and nerve-wracking to sit through, but conducting performance evaluations with your team members is so important for a number of reasons: Performance evaluations give you the opportunity to sit down with volunteers and discuss their strengths and weaknesses, and figure out a plan to help struggling volunteers improve their […]

Volunteer Appreciation and Engagement

One of the biggest challenges volunteer organizations face is retaining their volunteers over time. After all, the only reason that students volunteer with Students Offering Support is because they truly want to! Therefore, it’s incredibly important that we ensure volunteering with SOS is fun, and that we recognize our volunteers’ hard work. Below are a few ideas […]

Exit Interviews

One of the most important, but often neglected, processes in Human Resources is the exit interview. Exit interviews will help you gather information on the volunteer’s impression of SOS, how well your chapter has engaged and developed students, and will provide feedback on how your chapter can improve.  Exit interviews should be done with any […]

Volunteer On-boarding

On-boarding and orientation are terms which are often used interchangeably; however, they are not actually the same thing. An orientation is a one-time event which is meant to introduce new hires to the organization, and to convey important information of a more general nature, such as policies and goals. You can find information about planning […]

Volunteer Hiring Process

The VP HR is responsible for all aspects of the hiring process, with the assistance of the President(s) and other VPs. It is important that your chapter has established a volunteer hiring process to make hiring smooth and straightforward. Below is a recommended process that acts as a checklist of things you need to do […]

Practice Exams How-To: Reactivating/Deactivating Practice Exams

As a coordinator, you may want to reactivate old exams or deactivate current ones.  To do so, simply follow the instructions below! Navigate to the Practice Exam module through the Coordinator or Logistics landing page. Click the Manage Practice Exams button. To reactivate an old exam: Locate the exam that you want to reactivate (You […]

Practice Exams How-To: Adding/Updating Practice Exam Questions

Now that you’ve successfully created your practice exam, you want to add/update your own questions.   No problem!  Follow the instructions below to add/update kick-ass questions to your practice exam! Navigate to the Practice Exam module through the Coordinator or Logistics landing page. Under the Active Exams table, look for the practice exam that you […]

Practice Exams How-To: Creating Practice Exams

Coordinators are able to create practice exams to better prepare their students for their midterm and final evaluations.  Follow the instructions below to create your own kick-ass practice exam! Navigate to the Practice Exam module from the Coordinator or Logistic’s landing page. Click the Create a New Practice Exam button located at the top of […]

Conducting Mock Sessions

When it comes to quality control for your Exam-AID sessions, its important to be proactive and ensure that your Exam-AID Instructors are confident in their abilities and comfortable with their materials. One of the best ways to do this is to have all Exam-AID Instructors complete a mock session in front of some other volunteers […]

Special Promotional Campaigns

Special Promotional Campaigns

Promotions are a great way to attract customers to your business or service, in this case, the Exam-AID sessions offered by SOS. Don’t think that just because SOS is a charity, you can’t offer discounts or promotions. In fact, many people may think that Exam-AID sessions are a great concept, but are only prevented from […]