Highlight # of activities led / courses instructed in volunteer leader/instructor profiles
"Game-ify" volunteer leader & instructor trips led & courses taught to encourage them to list more trips and volunteer more often as instructors.
Update volunteer profiles so that a “star appears” around their profile picture for each trip they lead or for each time they participate as an instructor / leader in a field trip. When X number of stars have appeared then volunteers receive some sort of recognition, to be determined, . . . for example, . . .
a. X stars – a Mountaineers Books coupon or a Starbucks card accompanied by a form thank you note (and another after another X stars, etc.)
b. Y stars – a “super volunteer” badge, an REI card, and a personally written thank you note.
c. Z stars – a finalist badge for “leader of the year” and a fancy invitation to a special dinner for super-duper volunteers.
At the "Z" level volunteers picture & profile would be added to a volunteer hall-of-fame page on our website (visible as one of the selections in the “volunteer” pull-down menu).
After ten silver stars, the volunteer's profile page shows a larger gold star and then starts over again with the silver stars, . . . so each gold star represents ten leadership/instructor activities. For example, a volunteer who has completed 27 trip leader / course instructor activities would show two larger gold stars and seven silver stars arranged around their profile picture.
Will evaluate after “Entering, Tracking and Reporting Volunteer Hours SD394++” is complete and working smoothly.
From Education Dept: Ability to view Volunteer hours and self report volunteer hours needs to come first before gamifying the volunteer profile. Hours are more accurate than instances
We need to determine what we really need/want for this. We may need some discovery help from our strategy consultants and our developers.
Also, this is very likely to be dependent on the "Self-reporting and Tracking Volunteer Hours" project.