'Prove and Improve' Volunteers, Interns and Apprenticeships Self Completion Surveys - NOW LIVE!

As part of our Prove and Improve collective evaluation framework, we are pleased to share the new 'self-completion' surveys for Create Gloucestershire members and associate members, as a means of capturing data on how volunteers, interns and apprentices are engaged in the arts and cultural sector in Gloucestershire.

A conservative estimate is that there are 800+ volunteers active in the sector.   Combined with interns and apprentices and those young people involved in the Creative Employment Programme,  this is a significant resource that we don't know very much about.

  • Do people have a good experience in our organisations?
  • Are they trained and supported sufficiently?
  • What value do they get from working alongside us?
  • Can we improve this in any way?
  • Are we recruiting from all sectors of the community?
  • Can we grow this area of work?

Individually and collectively we will be able to answer these questions if you can encourage as many of your volunteers, interns and apprentices to fill in one of the three ‘self-completion’ surveys - links below.   Please make sure you send the right link to the right person!

These have been designed by your peers in Gloucestershire alongside an evaluation specialist so they should be easy to complete and relevant.  But of course the proof will be in the pudding, so please feedback any comments you have about them. They will be taken on board!

Interns Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CGInterns
Volunteers Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CGVolunteers
Apprentices Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CGApprentices

The surveys are now live, online.  We need you to help distribute the appropriate surveys to those volunteers, apprentices and interns with whom you work - the more people you can distribute it to and encourage to fill it in, the better.  They can be completed at a time suitable to the individual and may be done either at home or at your organisation’s office using the ‘survey monkey’ internet link.  The individual must be told that what they say will be treated as confidential.  As an organisation you will get an automatic SurveyMonkey report which, aggregates your data (it doesn’t show individual’s responses).  

The timeframe for data completion is by Monday 28 September 2015.

We encourage you to read the attached guidance document and individual surveys for apprentices, interns and volunteers for more information.  This will help you on what you need to do next, provide an example introductory email to send out to volunteers, interns and appentices and protocols on what happens to your data.