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Aging Units operate with significant help from volunteers.  Aging programs can get technical assistance on all aspects of volunteerism by contacting GWAAR’s Volunteerism Specialist, Carrie Porter. 

The following are resources for aging program staff.


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

Support Information and Statistics

Retaining Volunteers: Why Volunteers Leave You
Types of Volunteer Recruitment
Volunteer Charts and Stats for Wisconsin

Support Education/Training    

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

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