Many organisations involve volunteers as they see them as ‘free’, but in practice this simply isn’t the case.
Although volunteers give their time freely, there are resources that need to be factored into any volunteer-involving organisation and they aren’t all financial! This section of the Volunteer Management Toolkit looks at this to ensure you have considered all elements of involving volunteers and have the right measures in place.
Sample questions include:
- Is there someone responsible for the volunteers in your organisation?
- Do they have relevant experience and knowledge?
- Is there adequate space and equipment available for volunteers?
- Is there a budget set aside to support volunteers e.g. expenses?