The Volunteer Program Assessment (VPA, pronounced vee-pah) is a cutting-edge, innovative, and completely free volunteer assessment system designed to promote nonprofit organizational effectiveness.
The VPA is an online survey provided to volunteer coordinators to administer to their volunteers. The information collected from the survey speaks to a variety of individual and organizational outcomes.
We guide you through the survey process, provide sample emails to send to your volunteers, and help interpret the results of your VPA report. Some of the areas covered by the survey include satisfaction, commitment, burnout, stress, and organizational communication.
VPA-UNO is maintained by faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students in the Psychology Department at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
VPA-UNO’s vision is to provide a place for Volunteer Managers to learn, meet, and grow.
The VPA service allows volunteer coordinators to gain a keen insight into volunteers' attitudes and their own management skills. VPA identifies strengths and growth areas in relation to volunteer satisfaction, commitment, organizational support, and a variety of other key effectiveness indicators.
VPA promotes creative collaborations among faculty, students, and community leaders in the Omaha area.
By using the VPA survey, volunteer coordinators can gain information that will aid in growing their program. By using the survey results, and the feedback they receive, volunteer organizations will gain insights allowing for the potential to flourish.