Training Plan Development

Help Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) create a structured training plan with specific methods, timelines, and resources so new staff or volunteers can quickly become effective contributors.
Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS)
Oakton, VA, USA
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Oakton, VA, USA


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Posted May 22nd

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What We Need
  • Training goals for a specific population (volunteers, staff, program participants, etc.)
  • Advice on what training methods the Organization should pursue to meet its goals (webinars, lectures, print materials, etc.)
  • Suggestions for curriculum design, creative messaging, call to actions, methods and timeline
  • Budget for implementation (taking the Organization’s resource constraints into consideration)
  • A written document that summarizes objectives, strategies and actions steps
What We Have In Place
  • This training will be specific to the volunteers in our Hunger Resource Center. We currently do not have an official training and are doing a lot of on the clock training and would really like something with consistent messaging for all of the volunteers. The pro is being able to build something from scratch. The con is having to build from scratch.

    We do know have ideas surrounding items that must be included such as:
    importance of their roles, expectations, etc.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $6,000 , allowing us to deepen the impact of the over 550 families we serve each month in our Hunger Resource Center.

Having a formalized training will assist in our volunteer retention efforts. Clear expectations and knowledge of how volunteers fit into the success of our mission are shown to improve length of service among volunteers and also encourages word of mouth support from volunteers.

Project Plan

Prep: Distribution of Information & Goal Setting
  • Volunteer Manager outlines any current training activities and strategies and shares any existing training materials
  • Volunteer communicates with the Volunteer Manager for a brainstorming/overview session, to discuss goals, target audiences, and existing activities/materials
Milestone 1: Research & Program Design
  • Volunteer conducts research and analysis to determine the training methods that the Organization should be using, and shares the information with the Volunteer Manager
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback
Milestone 2: Draft Deliverable
  • Professional drafts full training plan with guidelines for the different methods, timeline and budget and and shares the information with the Volunteer Manager
Milestone 3: Final Deliverable
  • Professional delivers final Training Plan to Volunteer Manager
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About The Org

Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS)
Posted by
Navara C.

Community & Volunteer Engagement Specialist

Our Mission

To empower individuals and families to improve their quality of life and to promote community cooperation and support in responding to family needs.

What We Do

Northern Virginia Family Service's (NVFS) breadth, depth and scope of services offer the resources and support to ensure that everyone in need, at every stage of life, maximizes their potential and fully contributes to a thriving community. We provide the essential building blocks for financial, emotional and physical well-being, serving as leaders and innovators for the Northern Virginia community. Every year, we empower 42,000 individuals to achieve self-sufficiency. With these essential resources, our community is better equipped for future success and engagement among all of our neighbors.


It was an absolute pleasure to work with Andaleep! She was a wealth of information and was able to take my vision and bring it to life. There is absolutely no way I could have completed this project without her. She was professional and warm at the same time, making it easy to form a productive partnership. Our volunteer program is strengthened because what we were able to accomplish.
Navara C.

Community & Volunteer Engagement Specialist

Training Plan Development Project

It was great working with NVFS and the Hunger Resource Centre. Navara was clear in what she was looking for and we were able to collaborate well to develop a great training program to onboard new volunteers.
Andaleep Ali
Andaleep A.