Introduction to Effective Volunteer Recruitment

This training is particularly suitable for new volunteer managers and ‘Accidental Volunteer Managers’ – i.e. anyone with a responsibility for working with or recruiting volunteers. It covers the nuts and bolts of creating and recruiting to a volunteer role, such as writing a role description and managing the application process.

With a well-designed volunteer role description in hand, you will explore how to find, promote and attract the right people for the right role.

Then we will look at how to create an effective, yet volunteer friendly and welcoming, selection and matching process.

Topics covered include:

  • Writing a role description
  • Advertising and promoting your roles
  • Tackling the barriers to volunteering
  • The application process
  • Interviewing volunteers and making decisions

Learning outcomes, attendees will:

  • Gain an understanding of the motivations behind volunteering and how to tap into this for effective recruitment
  • Know the key barriers to volunteering, and how to remove or reduce them
  • Understand the need to avoid the ‘workplace model’ of recruitment, and make the process as straightforward as possible

This workshop will be led by Sarah Hannigan.

Event and booking details

  • Wednesday 31st January
  • 10am - 1pm
  • £40 per person (£30 for MVSC members, contact us for your discount code) Please contact us on 020 8685 1771 for your discount code.