The audience for this course is: Volunteer program directors, coordinators, staff or anyone directly involved in working with volunteers.

Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to:

* Describe the benefits volunteers provide to programs and organizations
* Identify the roles and responsibilities of those involved in working with volunteers
* Identify the characteristics of an effective volunteer program 
* Use the 7-step ISOTURE model to help build volunteer engagement

Along the way, learners will assess their own program, using self-guided activities and resources and develop a volunteer engagement action plan.

System Requirements: HTML5 Bowser / Mobile Compatibility
For Windows: Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
For Mac: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
For Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 10 or later, Google Chrome in Apple iOS 10 or later, Google Chrome in Android OS 4.4 or later

Video: This course contains video. Users should have a good internet connection to stream video
Audio: This course contains audio. Users should have speakers or headphones enabled

For more information or to enroll please contact:

* Gemma Miner, UC ANR, Academic Coordinator for Volunteer Engagement  gmminer@ucanr.edu
* UC ANR Course Support, idevelopsupport@ucanr.edu

The purpose of this module is to how to conduct analyses such as frequencies and descriptive statistics in SPSS. This module consists of a short PowerPoint followed by a live example during a webinar. The module concludes with a take-home assignment and resources. The take-home assignment is not required, but gives participants the opportunity to practice what they have learned in the module. Take-home assignments will be returned within two weeks with feedback. Assignments will not be accepted outside of the specified dates.

The fee for this course is $25.  Click this button to purchase and enroll in the course.


The purpose of this module is to review the most commonly used types of statistical tests. This module consists of a short PowerPoint followed by a live example during a webinar. The module concludes with a take-home assignment and resources. The take-home assignment is not required, but gives participants the opportunity to practice what they have learned in the module. Take-home assignments will be returned within two weeks with feedback. Assignments will not be accepted outside of the specified dates.

The fee for this course is $25.  Click this button to purchase and enroll in the course.


The goal of these courses is to provide participants with more in-depth examples of different data analyses. These courses are designed for Cooperative Extension staff and academics doing evaluation and research. The courses are approximately 60-minute webinars and include take-home assignments that participants can do to apply their knowledge.

The fee for this course is $150 but provides access to the entire seven part series of courses on SPSS.  Click this button to purchase and enroll in that full set of courses. California Extension staff should contact Dr. Kendra Lewis (kmlewis@ucanr.edu) to obtain a voucher code worth a 100% discount on this fee.


The purpose of this module is to review best practices for data entry and getting data into SPSS for analysis. This module consists of a short PowerPoint followed by a live example during a webinar. The module concludes with a take-home assignment and resources. The take-home assignment is not required, but gives participants the opportunity to practice what they have learned in the module. Take-home assignments will be returned within two weeks with feedback. Assignments will not be accepted outside of the specified dates.

The fee for this course is $25.  Click this button to purchase and enroll in the course.


The purpose of this module is to review reliability and factor analysis. This module consists of a short PowerPoint followed by a live example during a webinar. The module concludes with a take-home assignment and resources. The take-home assignment is not required, but gives participants the opportunity to practice what they have learned in the module. Take-home assignments will be returned within two weeks with feedback. Assignments will not be accepted outside of the specified dates.

The fee for this course is $25.  Click this button to purchase and enroll in this course.

The purpose of this module is to review t-tests. This module consists of a short PowerPoint followed by a live example during a webinar. The module concludes with a take-home assignment and resources. The take-home assignment is not required, but gives participants the opportunity to practice what they have learned in the module. Take-home assignments will be returned within two weeks with feedback. Assignments will not be accepted outside of the specified dates.

The fee for this course is $25.  Click this button to purchase and enroll in the course.


The purpose of this module is to review correlation and regressions. This module consists of a short PowerPoint followed by a live example during a webinar. The module concludes with a take-home assignment and resources. The take-home assignment is not required, but gives participants the opportunity to practice what they have learned in the module. Take-home assignments will be returned within two weeks with feedback. Assignments will not be accepted outside of the specified dates.

The fee for this course is $25.  Click this button to purchase and enroll in the course.


The purpose of this module is to review analysis of variance (ANOVA). This module consists of a short PowerPoint followed by a live example during a webinar. The module concludes with a take-home assignment and resources. The take-home assignment is not required, but gives participants the opportunity to practice what they have learned in the module. Take-home assignments will be returned within two weeks with feedback. Assignments will not be accepted outside of the specified dates.

The fee for this course is $25.  Click this button to purchase and enroll in the course.