Don’t stop me now…..Volunteer Management South Lakes
Step 1: Support of the GeneralManager is crucial• Volunteering priority in Property Business Plan ‘ the development of volunteering across the property’• Foresight to create Volunteer development Manager role• Role put in senior position on the Property Leadership team
Step 2 : Where do we want tobe in 2020?Think Big!As part of the exemplar project asked for3 key objectives:One property people teamVolunteers involved in every part of our work, practical, planning & managementVolunteers key part of and helping shape our strategy
Step 2b: Creation of VolunteerDevelopment planGives clear vision for getting to 2020Everyone knows what were workingtowards & are part of itAllows easier planning of roles & projectsAble to plan resources, seek funding
Step 3:One South LakesConsistent property processes & systemsessential; Recruitment, induction etcA need for development & support for staff &volunteersCreation of Volunteer Leadership team(volunteers) consistent strategy, training &Development, communications & support
Step 4: Involve StaffA feeling of being involved & not toldPride in development of roles & volunteersThey know what’s happeningProblems & Concerns are dealt withTry to involve everyone – can be a challenge
Step 5: Involve VolunteersFeel part of the propertyFeeling of ownershipBring extra enthusiasm & passionThey have the time to develop roles &projectsGives them renewed freshness in theirvolunteeringYou’ll be amazed what they’ll offer to do!