As more citizens choose to volunteer in local and national groups, volunteer organizations and leadership educators have recognized a need to identify who has intentions to develop their leadership as a volunteer. By identifying these intentions, leadership educators may more accurately target those individuals who would like to develop their leadership in a particular organization. For this purpose, the Volunteer Leadership Development Questionnaire (VLDQ) was developed using the theory of planned behavior to guide the collection of qualitative and quantitative data. This pilot study provides evidence the VLDQ may accurately measure an individual’s intentions to develop their leadership as a volunteer.
Developing Volunteer Leaders: Let Their Intentions Guide the Way