Thinking About

In this section you’ll find everything related to getting ready to involve volunteers in your organisation.  By planning for volunteers they're more likely to have a positive volunteering experience from the outset. 

You will need to have a Volunteer Policy in place and other relevant policies and procedures.  Have you considered what your budget will be? Volunteers don’t come for free after all!  It’s also important to think about how you want to engage volunteers, what roles could volunteers undertake and are you being inclusive?  And finally, it’s important to develop your organisation’s volunteering culture.  Does everyone understand why you involve volunteers and feel ready to give a warm welcome?