Industrial / Organizational Psychology
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  • What is Volunteer Program Assessment?

The Volunteer Program Assessment (VPA) is a pro-bono consulting project that provides appraisals of volunteer programs to nonprofit organizations. VPA allows non-profits the opportunity to access typically expensive program appraisal services at no charge.

  • Who are we?

VPA is run by a group of Industrial-Organizational psychology graduate students under the guidance of a faculty member within George Mason University who are passionate about giving back to the community.

  • How does VPA work?

Our graduate student consultants survey volunteer staff about their experiences working within the organization. We use a structured, online survey to evaluate various volunteer dynamics, including volunteers’ attitudes and reactions to the program, and their intent to continue volunteering. The end result is a comprehensive report and presentation that summarize the survey results and outlines strategic recommendations for program improvement.

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