4th week – Last week! – Evaluation week
21/07/2014 – Monday
- Volunteer interview.
- Processing and response to new volunteer applications
- Excel database update of all the volunteers.
- Review and evaluation of the festival – what went well and worked/not so good/things to improve in future festivals.
- Most importantly after 3 full weeks here – I had a meeting with the project manager Rachel about the structure of the project – drawing up a diagram of all the roles needed to be filled – what they each involve and how they link. Vital for the organisation to be sustainable for the future.
- We also went over the goals and aims from the 1st week and saw what was achieved in my role of volunteer coordinator in management.
22/07/2014 – Tuesday
- Evaluation/review day
- Posting new advertisement for a new coordinator role after I leave.
- Completing my own evaluation/diary of my role.
- Contacting volunteers by phone and email for future interviews.
- Database sheet entry for volunteer hours and evaluations.
- Evaluation and review of the review survey completed for the inactive volunteers.
- Planning out a plan template for an induction day for a new volunteer coordinator candidate – as I will be training them on Wednesday.
23/07/2014 – Wednesday
- All day – Induction training day with new volunteer coordinator
- Also an interview for potential volunteer
- Phone and email correspondence with other potential volunteers.
- Volunteer application processing.
24/07/2014 – Thursday
- Volunteer application responses via phone/email etc
- Long Evaluation form questions to fill in for the festival on Sunday using all the volunteers feedback answers.
- Snake surveying forms data input.
- Creating a monthly newsletter.
- Assisting on a plant foraging walk on the Heath- 2.30 hours long with a group of 30 people attending.
- Interview for a new volunteer.
25/07/2014 – Friday – last day!!!!!
So this is it – my internship finished. What a great experience!!!!! I have learnt so much – met soo many people, creatures and wildlife- and achieved a lot in terms of the skills and roles and goals.
Thanks both to the Charity Insights team and to everyone with RSPB Wild About Hampstead Heath ( i.e. Rachel more specifically) for this more than wonderful opportunity.