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County and tribal aging units can look to GWAAR for support in complementing local programs with volunteers. Every effort is given to supporting an aging unit's individual needs and help in complementing local programs with volunteers. Wisconsin county and tribal aging programs can get technical assistance around all aspects of volunteerism by contacting GWAAR’s volunteerism lead, Carrie Porter. 

The Volunteerism lead is ready to provide support on recruitment, retention, and recognition of volunteers. Please see below for templates/samples on applications, interview questions, and confidentiality forms directed at volunteer positions. You will also be able to find recruitment ideas to include public service announcement examples and a volunteer position worksheet that will step you through the important process of defining what volunteers will do for your programs.


Support Information & Statistics | Support Education/Training | Risk & Liability | SHIP Volunteer Project | Technical Support | Volunteer Driver Programs | Emergency Preparedness

Support Information and Statistics

Aging Unit Volunteer Use Survey Results
Aging Unit Volunteer Management Survey Results

Retaining Volunteers: Why Volunteers Leave You
Types of Volunteer Recruitment
Volunteer Charts and Stats for Wisconsin
Volunteer In-Kind Rates Survey Results
Volunteerism Ideas Generated at the 2010 Aging Network Conference Session

Support Education/Training    

The volunteerism lead is able to facilitate and provide technical assistance to your staff in volunteer management. Contact them to set up sessions that address your programs volunteer needs.

The Three Rs of the Care and Treatment of Volunteers Presentation
Volunteer Center From n4a

Risk and Liability

Legal Issues Relating to the Use of Volunteers Presentation
Additonal Information Specific to Volunteer Driver Risk and Liability
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The SHIP Volunteer Project

The objective was to explore how to support the use of volunteers by the Wisconsin SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) for medicare counseling. We did this through the guidance of a steering committee and at least several pilot counties. Barron County was our original pilot in 2010. We expanded to include Grant, Oneida, Washington, and Winnebago Counties in 2011—although, all are welcome to adapt and use the materials that have been developed. Materials/samples and PowerPoints (new page) used for the SHIP volunteer project.

Technical Support


Background Checks
Confidentiality Agreement
Confidentiality Statement
Press Release Volunteer Recruitment
Volunteer Application
Volunteer Interview Questions
Volunteer Position Worksheet
Volunteer Reference Questions
Volunteer Recognition Ideas

To find out how to track volunteer time, mileage, or expense in SAMS, contact the data management lead, Carrie Kroetz.

Volunteer Driver Programs

For more information about volunteering specific to volunteer driver programs and to access the volunteer driver training toolkit, visit (new page) the transportation page under volunteer driver program resources and volunteer driver training toolkit.

Emergency Preparedness

For information about emergency preparedness, check out the Emergency Preparedness page. new page