Recruitment rules @DudleyCVS #wiseupwednesdays #volmgttoolkit

recruitTransparency 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 volunteer@dudleycvs.org.uk

Protect your volunteers @Dudley CVS #wiseupwednesdays #volmgttoolkit

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Health and safety is a key consideration when involving volunteers and they should feel safe whilst they are volunteering. Risk assessments are essential.

However, there are other ways to protect volunteers, such as ensuring they are not out-of-pocket and get their expenses reimbursed, plus ensuring their personal details are kept in a secure and confidential manner.

This section of the Volunteer Management Toolkit looks at key considerations and although there are only five questions in this section, they are essential to an effective volunteer programme.

For more information about the Volunteer Management Toolkit, please visit http://wp.me/P2bnKg-u8 or contact Eileen at the Volunteer Centre on volunteer@dudleycvs.org.uk