Volunteer roles and recruitment
From Our Toolkit
Before you recruit volunteers to your organisation make sure that you have in place a Volunteer Policy and a Volunteer Handbook. This will help you to write your role descriptions and once volunteers are recruited support and value your volunteers.
Writing volunteer role descriptions
The West Midlands Museum Development: A toolkit for developing a new volunteer initiative includes:
- a volunteer role description template
- information about marketing and advertising the volunteer role
- templates for application forms and reference requests
- and an interview checklist
NCVO’s Involving Volunteering has a useful section on recruiting and welcoming volunteers it includes information on what to think about when writing a advert.
Advertising for volunteers
You can advertise for volunteers through a wide range of channels including:
- your local volunteer bureau (You can find this via the NAVCA site)
- your museum development service, they will have a website and also send out regular news letters (You can find your local MD service via the Museum Development site)
- your local library
- local newletters
- your own networks
- social media
- own website
- at your organisation
Further suggestions can be found on the South East Museum Development’s – Top Tips on Promoting your Volunteer Opportunities.