Introduction – Why Involve Volunteers?


Why Involve Volunteers?

This is the first step on the volunteering journey for your organisation. Of course, you know that volunteers can make a huge contribution and are a vital part of community development, but the big questions you really need to consider are, ‘Do we need them? Why do we need them? And, What is their purpose in our organisation?’

This section highlights how important it is to carefully plan and consider how volunteer development will work for you; a simple checklist of five questions will help you decide if your organisation is ready to involve volunteers.

Volunteering Toolkit Sections

Introduction: Why Involve Volunteers?

Recruitment and Selection of Volunteers

Managing Volunteers

Volunteer Policies and Procedures

Appendix: Links to Helpful Documents

Belfast City Council

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