I've spent many hours over the past 4 years working to refine the process of effectively matching interested volunteers to the most appropriate placements. After several iterations, I completely changed up the application that my organization uses to do this - a refresh for 2011, as it were. My aim was also to align the application with the concept of strategic volunteering, help applicants walk themselves through the discovery/goal alignment process, and make it easier for volunteer managers to find the right fits.
Here's the result: http://www.mywit.org/system/contents/12/original/WIT_Volunteer_Application_2011.pdf
What do you think?