Last Update: 10/30/2017
Volunteer Guidelines

The Committee has volunteer requirements to fulfill their mission repeatedly every year.  Lessons learned, what works and what does not work, are important to record so our current and future volunteers don't waste their time.  Additionally and unfortunately, volunteers come and go.  It is efficient and important  to avoid 're-inventing the wheel' every time a new volunteer takes on a new assignment or responsibility.  Therefore, some basic rules must apply:
  • Every assignment, when possible, must have a primary volunteer and a support volunteer.  Often the support person will be the volunteer who previously held the primary position.  Maintaining this rule ensures support for all new volunteers and continuity in how the assignment is managed.

  • No assignment is cast in concrete. New ideas and new ways of doing something are encouraged.  No one has all the answers.  The Committee wants to take advantage when these opportunities arise.  Each volunteer function has a procedural guideline.  In short, a quick read on 'how to do the job.' 

    It is the responsibility of the primary volunteer to update their assignment guidelines when they improve the process of what they are doing.  This is accomplished with the Update/Report Form.  This form goes directly to the Chair who will review it in confidence.  It is their responsibility to follow up and contact you with any questions, comments and decision regarding modifying the guidelines.  We encourage you to use the Update/Report form, and use it often.

It is important every volunteer reviews their guidelines annually.  For good measure, read them a second time!