Best Practices for Volunteers is a set of suggested guidelines for archives institutions and organizations about the use of volunteers. It is a companion to Best Practices for Internships as a Component of Graduate Archival Education.
The document was drafted by a subgroup of the SAA Council based on Council discussions in September 2013 and January 2014 and in response to member feedback. After feedback from the Council in March, it was distributed to selected component groups for initial comment from April 4 to 21, 2014. More than 50 comments were received, and the draft was revised.
This revised draft is now available for public comment on SAA’s website. The call for comment will also be distributed via discussion lists, In the Loop, and social media feeds. Comments will be received through May 21, 2014. This current draft and additional comments will be reviewed again at the May Council meeting (May 22-24).
After this draft is revised based on member and Council feedback, it will be submitted to the SAA Standards Committee in June 2014. In addition, the document will be reviewed by legal counsel to ensure that it provides accurate information that is consistent with federal law. The Council will review the Standards Committee's recommendation at its August 2014 meeting.
To comment on this draft: Log in to post comments publicly to the website or send an email message containing your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for final comments on this revised draft is 5:00 pm Central time on May 21, 2014.