This page outlines guidance for Best Practice to inducting volunteers.
Before recruiting volunteers, make sure your organisation is volunteer-ready by completing the Volunteer Management Health Check.
Best practice, as outlined in the GLV's London Volunteer Management Charter, is:
|Basic Practice||Good Practice||Best Practice|
|Health and safety briefing||Volunteers briefed on organisational procedures||Induction features briefings with key staff|
Templates and Examples
Volunteer Inductions (MS Word)
Volunteer Policies Guidance Booklet (PDF)
Good Practice in Volunteering Manual (PDF)
Volunteer Centre Bromley. Includes sample policies
Complete Volunteer Policy (PDF)
Groundwork London, 2013
We meet with many local organisations who have great ideas about volunteer management. Here are few we have heard that we thought were food for thought:
- Inductions are an important time to set the tone and expectations of volunteers. Give volunteers the chance to ask questions and make sure the role suits them
- Inducting a group of volunteers at the same time saves your time