Templates & Policies - Volunteer Centre Western Isles

Volunteer Centre Western Isles

Templates & Policies

Key Principles in Involving Volunteers

Guidelines for organisations Volunteers should be recruited to enhance a service not to replace paid staff. Before recruiting, be clear why a volunteer is wanted or needed Organisations should provide clear written task outlines for their volunteers which are skills based – meaningful tasks with opportunities for personal development Provide the volunteer with an induction and preparation/training programme, and where ...

The Top 10 Reasons Why Volunteers Leave Unexpectedly

Reason no. 10 The reality of their experience was not what they expected when they signed on. Reason no. 9 Employees treated them as an interruption, not as welcome (and anticipated) help. Reason no. 8 Veteran long-term volunteers wouldn't let them into their "insider" group. Reason no. 7 They did not see the connection between one day's work and another ...