This resource is intended to provide a basic overview of the
volunteer management process to help you develop a plan to
recruit, train, manage, and engage volunteers. While this list is
a good overview and quick resource, we suggest you continue to
research volunteer management as it relates to your program in
order for your volunteer program to thrive.
Volunteers play a critical role for many Summer Food Service
Program (SFSP) sites across the region. Engaging volunteers to
help support your program can help enhance meal service and
support enrichment activities to keep youth engaged and coming
back all summer long. The number of volunteers you need will
depend on many factors, including the role the volunteer will
play in the summer meal program, including serving meals, leading
activities, how many meals you anticipate serving each day, and
existing staff to support your summer efforts.