The Annual Volunteer Planning is another useful tool for planning for the arrival of VLAs, increasing recruitment efforts to fill any deficiencies, and visualizing how big your team will be at any point in the year.
The chart below is a very useful tool for this aspect of recruitment and planning. Once VLAs accept, their names and start dates should be added to the spreadsheet, and which months they will be present should be indicated by placing a “1” for each month they will be working with your organization. The Excel sheet is set to tally the number of VLAs for each month.
Your office can easily monitor when you will need to fill open VLA positions using this tool.