Planning for Volunteer Involvement

Resource Date: 
Monday, 22 November, 2021

Planning for Volunteer Involvement

This information sheet explains what you should think about prior to recruiting volunteers into a new role. It assumes that this is not the first time your organisation has worked with volunteers. This document:

  • Explains why it’s important to get volunteer involvement right from the start
  • Offers guidance on
    • Thinking through what exactly volunteers will be doing
    • Adequately resourcing volunteering
    • Planning for recruitment, training and volunteer support



*This template is provided by the Volunteer Centre in Bexley to help organisations that may need support with setting up, or refreshing, their internal volunteer stream policies and support documents. You are welcome to use them. They should be rebranded and adjusted to your own’s organisation’s needs, and approved by your own trustees. Please be aware that the documents are not legally checked and you must take responsibility for ensuring that they meet your organisational requirements and are legally compliant*