Engaging a diverse range of volunteers with different skills, personalities and backgrounds is the secret to any successful volunteer programme. It’s important to reflect the diverse communities where volunteers help and who better to support communities, than those who come from them?
Engaging diverse volunteers also helps an organisation be responsive and flexible with the support it offers, and often these volunteers come up with ideas to improve an organisation’s services to better meet the needs of those it supports.
This section of the Volunteer Management Toolkit covers the elements of ensuring you recruit and involve a diverse range of volunteers.
Sample questions include:
- Is everyone in the organisation open to diversity among the team?
- Are tasks adapted, where possible, to suit the needs and interests of individual volunteers?