Evaluation that Transforms Communities

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PLAN

  • Review extant literature on volunteer and retiree volunteer best practices
  • Develop interview script and protocol for DNR staff
  • Develop focus group script and protocol for DNR staff
  • Develop survey for current and prospective DNR volunteers

IMPLEMENT

  • Data collection (interviews, focus groups, online surveys)
  • Implementation monitoring

REPORT

  • Report summarizing current literature on volunteer and retiree volunteer best practices
  • Report summarizing interview, focus group, and survey results for DNR
  • Presentation to DNR stakeholders

REFLECT

  • Recommendations for future steps

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is exploring the role that volunteers, including staff who have retired from the DNR, can play in supporting the agency in the future. DNR would like to know more about the role volunteers could play at DNR and what volunteers would enjoy doing.

Project Dates: 2013 to 2014