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Planning out exactly what you want a volunteer to do is the fundamental building block that informs all other aspects of managing that volunteer.
Using a role description planning tool, you will identify the key information needed to demystify your roles. Explore how to make role descriptions more volunteer friendly and attractive for inclusion in information packs and websites.
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. Exploring marketing principles and techniques, we look at who your target audience is, how to write an effective recruitment message and explore your organisation’s image.
Then we will look at how to create an effective, yet volunteer friendly and welcoming, selection and matching process. Explore how to tailor the selection process to the volunteer role you are recruiting for, how to keep potential volunteers engaged throughout the process and how to best manage and turn down an offer of help.
Exploring volunteers’ skills, knowledge, experience, expectations and motivations are vital in effectively selecting volunteers and matching them to the most suitable role. Learn how to create the right environment for a volunteer selection meeting/informal chat, enhance your interview skills by putting interview skills theory into practice and go away with top tips and example selection questions.
Accreditation is available on successful completion of an assessment workbook at OCNNI Level 2 accreditation in Attracting and Selecting Volunteers. Or a Certificate of Attendance is awarded if you book the non-accredited course.