Evaluating the impact of volunteering more widely can be vital in helping to promote volunteering inside and outside the force.
Monitoring and evaluation of the programme should be given careful consideration. The purpose is to identify weakness and reward achievement. Without any measurements of achievement it is impossible to say whether the programme is successful or not. All monitoring and evaluation should be clearly linked to the programme's objectives, against which they can be measured. Information might include:
Having collected the relevant data, it is necessary to review and evaluate it. For evaluation to be effective there must be four essential factors:
These documents are supplied as examples of good practice by participating forces.