Maximising Volunteers Understanding, engaging and retaining volunteers within Doorstep Sport
Workshop Outcomes: Understanding the roles volunteers can play in your  organisation; What impact volunteers can have; ...
Step 1: Why does yourorganisation want volunteers Discuss what roles volunteers do or could carry out in your organisatio...
Step 2: The benefits of VolunteeringActivity:• Draw an outline of a person;• Inside write the benefits to  individuals of ...
Your personal experience of volunteersand volunteering In groups – discuss your best and worst experience of either  bein...
Impact of Volunteers                        High Variation                        High level Involvement                  ...
Key Points to success: Understand why your organisation wants to involve  volunteers Understand the people who want to v...
Questions?????For more information:Co-operative StreetGames Young Volunteers
Maximising Volunteers | StreetGames National Conference 2013
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Maximising Volunteers | StreetGames National Conference 2013

  1. 1. Maximising Volunteers Understanding, engaging and retaining volunteers within Doorstep Sport
  2. 2. Workshop Outcomes: Understanding the roles volunteers can play in your organisation; What impact volunteers can have; The best tactics to recruit and retain volunteers; See an example from a StreetGames project.
  3. 3. Step 1: Why does yourorganisation want volunteers Discuss what roles volunteers do or could carry out in your organisation What skills and qualities would you like each of the volunteers in your organisation to have? Identify where volunteers come from - recruitment vs identifiction
  4. 4. Step 2: The benefits of VolunteeringActivity:• Draw an outline of a person;• Inside write the benefits to individuals of volunteering;• Outside write the benefits to your organisation; (try and be specific)
  5. 5. Your personal experience of volunteersand volunteering In groups – discuss your best and worst experience of either being or working with volunteers List them on flipchart
  6. 6. Impact of Volunteers High Variation High level Involvement More Risk Higher retention more likelyLow VariationLow InvolvementEasy to manage (safe)Lower retention morelikely
  7. 7. Key Points to success: Understand why your organisation wants to involve volunteers Understand the people who want to volunteer and their motivations The right role is key to recruitment and retention of volunteers It is not straightforward – there is no magic solution. It is about people – not one rule will fit all Use our own personal experiences to maximise success Be prepared to take (managed ) risks
  8. 8. Questions?????For more information:Co-operative StreetGames Young Volunteers

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