Transparency is important for any successful volunteer management programme and recruitment is a key element of this. It’s important that recruitment systems are structured and information is clearly available, in a range of formats to suit a diverse range of volunteers. If you are for example, looking to recruit volunteers with language skills, it may be helpful to have your recruitment information available in that language, in addition to English.
The selection process needs to be considered, along with how you will deal with volunteers who may not be suitable.
Are you screening processes fair and reasonable?
These are all things to consider and this section of the Volunteer Management Toolkit takes you through every stage of recruitment, from your procedures, to the selection and screening process. There are useful information sheets on recruiting volunteers, hints/tips on things to consider before marketing your opportunities and also information on selection and screening of volunteers.
For more information about the Volunteer Management Toolkit, please visit http://wp.me/P2bnKg-u8 or contact Eileen at the Volunteer Centre on firstname.lastname@example.org
Group services can inform, educate, support and provide structured activities with defined
outcomes for attendees in a relaxed and safe group setting. Dementia cafes are for groups of people with dementia and their carer.
You will provide support to the Group Co-ordinator to enable people affected by dementia to engage and socialise with other group members in a welcomin
g and non-judgemental environment. Volunteers are required to attend half an hour before to set up and stay for half an hour afterwards to clear away and have a debrief with the team.
Applicants must be aged 14 years and above.
Most venues are accessible – individual needs can be discussed.
This opportunity is based at Broad Meadows Assisted Living Centre, Red Kite Drive, Russells Hall, Dudley, DY1 2GS. Last Wednesday of each month, 6-8pm.
This role will suit you if you:
– Enjoy meeting, talking and listening to people, demonstrating empathy and compassion
– Recognise the importance of confidentiality and can show this in practice
– Are comfortable volunteering as part of a team of volunteers and employees
– Know about, or are willing to learn about dementia and its impact on people
– Are prepared to complete induction into the role and attend/complete any necessary training
FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:
Tel: 0121 521 3020