Voluntary Action LeicesterShire (VAL) have recently revamped their website and now have a really excellent online section on involving volunteers. It is divided into three online guides:
- Involving volunteers: background and planning
- How to recruit and welcome volunteers: this guide looks at ways of making volunteers feel welcome from the first contact with your organisation so the experience is a succesful one for the volunteer and yourselves.
- How to manage volunteers: including issues around support and supervision and the tricky issue of managing performance issues in volunteers.
At the end of each guide there is a further resources section which include some basic proformas you might need if you are involving volunteers.