Create the perfect volunteer role @DudleyCVS #wiseupwednesdays #volmgttoolkit

Ryan Howard at Goals Blackheath

Before involving volunteers, it’s important to develop appropriate roles and a role/task description is a great way to give volunteers an idea about what they will be doing.  It’s important too, that these roles reflect the needs of the organisation and the volunteers.

This section of the Volunteer Management Toolkit looks at this important element of involving volunteers and the questions will help check you are following good practice guidelines.

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

Maximise your volunteer team mix! @DudleyCVS #wiseupwednesdays #volmgttoolkit

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?

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