Boys and Girls Club: Elon Student Volunteer Habits . Mike Dara , Christie Goyette , Michael Hart, Liz Jester, Caroline Walsh. Agenda. Background Objectives & Methodology Executive Summary Findings Recommendations Summary. Background.
Mike Dara, Christie Goyette, Michael Hart, Liz Jester, Caroline Walsh
An overwhelming majority of students have volunteered during their time at Elon.
This is a positive, yet unsurprising trend for the Boys & Girls Club.
We asked students to select all that apply for reasons they volunteer. Most selected personal satisfaction. A good amount of students also selected organization requirement and resume builder. We asked students who selected “Other” to clarify. Answers include: Class requirements and fellowship.
Elon student volunteer preference is positive for Boys & Girls Club – almost ¼ of students would rather volunteer at Boys & Girls Club than any other EV! or Elon-based program. Burlington Animal Shelter is the only program more highly preferred by students. PAYC, which is the most similar to Boys & Girls Club, was not preferred by many students. Thus, for programs involving children, Boys & Girls Club is most preferred.
Most Elon students “sometimes” volunteer. We assume this to likely equate to several times a semester. A fair amount of students volunteer rarely and often. Barely any students volunteer very often or never.
We asked students to select all of the following volunteer opportunities they have heard of. 86.5% of respondents have heard of Boys & Girls Club, with Burlington Animal Shelter close behind.
The Boys and Girls Club is a national organization with local chapters which offers an after-school program for children and teens. These children often come from difficult or poor home lives and the club provides a way for them to get out of that world for a little while, providing fun and safe activities for them.
After reading this description how likely would you be to volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club?
We asked students where they find their volunteer opportunities. The large majority of students find their opportunities through emails. We asked students who selected “other” to clarify. Answers include: word of mouth, org. fair, and Facebook
We asked students where they would like to hear about volunteer opportunities. There was not a large difference between options; students would like to receive more emails and class announcements regarding opportunities.
We asked students where they would be most likely to volunteer out of 8 programs.
Out of the 28 people who have volunteered at the Boys & Girls Club, only 8 chose Boys & Girls Club as their top choice.
Top Volunteer Preference
We asked students their top choice of volunteer program; we then tested the correlation between their answers and their class standing. Burlington Animal Shelter, the most highly selected program, was most popular with every class standing except seniors, who prefer Boys & Girls Club.
Volunteer Preference by Class
Of the 28 people who have volunteered at the Boys & Girls Club, 21 had cars. Transportation appeared to be a driving factor in their volunteer habits.
Qualitative Interview findings:
Why would you be unlikely to volunteer at the Boys & Girls Club?