Some of the frequently asked questions by organisations when recruiting volunteers include:

  • What ground work needs to be done within the organisation before volunteers can be recruited?
  • Does using volunteers really save an organisation money?
  • How can you plan a volunteer recruitment campaign?
  • How do you prepare your staff to receive volunteers?
  • What criteria could you use to select the right volunteers?
  • What do you need to consider when advertising to recruit volunteers?
  • What constitutes proper volunteer briefing and induction?
  • What systems do you have in place to retain volunteers?
  • Is it important to evaluate your volunteer programme as a way to reflect on its effectiveness?
We’ve selected a few resources that help to answer some of these questions, offering insight in to some considerations to make when recruiting volunteers for your NPO: