GENERATING POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS FOR DEALING WITH PROBLEM VOLUNTEERS
- Fry, J. B. and G. A. Langellotto. (2013). Generating potential solutions for dealing with problem volunteers. Journal of Extension [On-line], (51)6. Article 6TOT3
- Reviewers noted that the scenarios presented in this article were ones that they had encountered. This resource may be especially useful to newer coordinators. (2014)
DISENGAGING A VOLUNTEER: WHAT TO DO WHEN SUPERVISION FAILS
- Culp, Ken III and Joyce Doyle. (2011). Disengaging a volunteer: what to do when supervision fails. Journal of Extension [On-line], (49)5. Article 5TOT3.
- Reviewers noted that the approach outlined in this reading is broadly applicable to handling volunteer dismissal, whether 4-H or Master Gardener. (2014)
VOLUNTEER CONFLICT RESOLUTION MANUAL
- University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (2018). Available at https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/259522.pdf.
- This cross-program area resource provides excellent approaches for addressing conflict with volunteers and employees. (2019)
- Problem Volunteers: Narrated .ppt slides that covers how to work with problem volunteers, including how to dismiss a volunteer. This session is part of Washington State University's Master Gardener Program Coordinator training series.
- Reviewers universally noted that this resource is essential viewing for EMG Coordinators. This resource provides all the steps necessary to identify problem behaviors, change behaviors, and if needed, terminate a volunteer. (2014)
SAMPLE DISMISSAL LETTER, CALIFORNIA MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM
- Sample Dismissal Letter, California Master Gardener Program
- EMG Coordinators sometimes have to dismiss a volunteer from their program. This letter provides one template for doing so. When dismissing a volunteer, please check with the Extension Administration at your University to ensure that you have their support and that they understand the situation. It may also be useful to let your University's legal department preview the letter before sending. Many Universities have their own template, or else require that EMG coordinators not list any details surrounding the dismissal. (2014)
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