The Volunteer Program Assessment (VPA, pronounced vee-pah) is a cutting-edge and innovative volunteer assessment system. Thanks to the Humane Society of the United States, VPA services are completely free for scholarship recipients. It is designed to promote nonprofit organizational effectiveness by focusing on the volunteer program as seen through the perspective of volunteers using a comprehensive and validated volunteer attitudes and engagement survey. While the VPA is not a comprehensive assessment of your entire volunteer program, we are able to capture the voices of a key stakeholder group within your organization – your volunteers.
VPA was developed in a partnership between the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and The Humane Society of the United States. Thanks to the Humane Society of the United States, VPA services are completely free for scholarship recipients. VPA is maintained by graduate students and faculty in the Organizational Science doctoral program at UNC Charlotte as well as our partner universities.
If you are interested in running the VPA at your volunteer organization please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that there is an application process that each organization must go through. We respond to each incoming inquiry as quickly as possible, but there may be some wait time as our consultants are consistently working with clients.