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Recruiting Volunteers

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Monday, 22 November, 2021

Recruiting Volunteers

This information sheet covers the recruitment process. It’s important to get this right, both to attract people who will be a good match for your roles, and to ensure the volunteering relationship starts off on the right foot.  This document:

  • Explains the differences between recruitment for paid staff and volunteers
  • Offers guidance on advertising for volunteers
  • Describes the volunteer recruitment process, including
    • How to interview
    • Ensuring potential volunteers have enough information to make a decision about joining you
    • How to select volunteers
    • How to say no to a potential volunteer.
  • *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*