Here, you will find documents to support volunteer recognition as well as information on using our Volunteer Management System (VMN-VMS). The Volunteer Management System is used to track and record volunteer contributions to specific projects.
Course Completion Certificate (MS Word): This document may be used as a template for making certificates to provide to program participants upon satisfactory completion of the course and assessment.
Honorary Certificate (MS Word): This document may be used as a template for making certificates to acknowledge an honorary chapter member. Honorary members are not formally certified through the program but provide extensive support and resources to the chapter.
Certification, Recertification, Pin, and Name Badge Procedures (PDF): This documents explains the procedures for ordering certificates and nametags for the individuals in the chapter who have completed all the requirements to become Certified Virginia Master Naturalists.
Name Badge Order Form: This document is the form required to order volunteer name badges.
Volunteer Management System
- Getting Started with the VMN-VMS for Volunteers
- Getting Started with the VMN-VMS for Administrators
- FAQ for using the VMN-VMS for Administrators
- Getting Annual Report Data from the VMN-VMS
- Sample Volunteer Time Sheet (MS Word): This document is for use at the chapter level and may be adapted as needed.
- Sample Project Proposal Form (MS Word): This document is for use at the chapter level and may be adapted as needed.
Please read first. A summary on why we have to log the demographics of our educational contacts, and how to do that.
This document is for use by volunteers to aid in collecting contact demographic information during educational programs. Volunteers may pass out this sheet and summarize the data on their time sheets. Alternatively, volunteers may collect the data using their own observations, using the Observer-Collected form.
This form (or another that you find as useful) is to document demographic information of program participants when circumstances do not allow for self-reporting by clientele. The staff member or volunteer collects the demographic data using direct observation of the clientele. This method is much more practical when you are giving out educational information at a booth or having other brief interactions. Importantly, it is also more confidential in these circumstances.