University at Albany

AmeriCorps State Volunteer Generation Evaluation

CHSR conducted an evaluation of New York’s AmeriCorps State Volunteer Generation initiative. It met national evaluation requirements and provided an opportunity to improve existing services by identifying best practices and areas that were in need of attention.

Evaluation & Research

The primary goal of the Volunteer Generation evaluation was to provide programs with a uniform set of data that would be most helpful to service providers and the Corporation on National and Community Service. The dataset included volunteer characteristics, recruitment strategies, and service activities that could be summarized to facilitate the effective targeting of recruitment efforts and to accurately match interests of the volunteer workforce to specific service needs. The evaluation began in 2006 and used two data collection techniques: a web-based Management Information System (MIS) and telephone interviews with all 42 AmeriCorps program directors. 

Contact: Dr. Kenneth Robin