Volunteer Program Assessment at the University of Nebraska at Omaha: A Metropolitan University’s Collaboration with Rural and Spanish-Speaking Volunteers

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Metropolitan Universities Journal, Vol: 27, Issue: 1

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Scherer, Lisa Leahy; Graeve-Cunningham, Victoria; Trent, Sheridan; Weddington, Stephanie; Thurley, Adam; Prange, Kelly; Allen, Joseph A.
Higher Education; Volunteer Program Assessment; Rural and Spanish-Speaking Volunteers; Psychology
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The Volunteer Program Assessment at UNO (VPA-UNO), a faculty-led student group, partners with nonprofit and governmental agencies to provide free assessments and consultations to enhance volunteer engagement, organizational commitment and retention. Three recent initiatives are discussed representing an intentional effort of a metropolitan university to extend love of place to love of state through outreach efforts to rural volunteers and to promote inclusivity to Spanish-speaking volunteers by translating the VPA assessment into Spanish.