This card is a component of Commit to Kids, a program that helps organizations prevent child sexual abuse and create safe environments for the children in their care.
Recruiting, developing and retaining appropriate individuals for the board.
This workbook helps start discussions, develop partnerships, and make and implement plans.
The number one concern and challenge for community groups is recruiting and retaining the right people to help them get the job done.
It's often the same people volunteering for the soccer club, the hockey club, the church bazaar and the community fun day. It’s great to see such commitment and dedication, but along with their involvement there is a great danger – volunteer burnout!
Is your group trying to look forward and evolve but having trouble knowing where to start? Been working on a project for so long, you’ve lost track of whether things are going as planned? Use evaluation as a starting point, a check-in or a final step.
Young people can bring an important mix of passion and enthusiasm to your group’s activities. Yet many of them say they do not volunteer because they have never been asked!
Finding the right people should be top priority for all volunteer groups. Finding people who are willing to take a leadership role is even better. How can you make the best of your recruitment strategies?
Does your organization have difficulty recruiting new volunteers? It may be more than a lack of willing volunteers. It may be time to take a closer look at how your organization works.
The kind of experience a new member has with your group is more important than you might realize. If people don’t feel welcome or needed, their interest and enthusiasm will disappear and your group has just lost a valuable resource!
Knowing why people give their time and talents can help you plan for volunteer involvement.
Even though bringing new people into the group can feel disruptive or slow you down, in the long run it will benefit you, your fellow group members and your community.
Volunteer Canada's Safe Steps Screening Program provides an easy-to-use method for organizations to ensure that the people they serve are safe.
Screening is a process designed to create and maintain a safe environment.
The volunteer resource centre is an online tool that offers a wealth of information regarding volunteerism and managing volunteer resources.
The club offers programs that are developmentally appropriate and considers the gender differences of participants.
An approved job description is completed for all staff and volunteer positions (including team/coaching staff). Criteria used to hire staff and select volunteers are established and documented...
A recruitment process for all volunteer, staff and coaching positions is documented and managed by the board, its delegate(s) or the most senior staff person.
All new employees and volunteers (including directors) are oriented and provided the appropriate training to perform their job and to understand the policies of the club...
The club has a policy and action plan with reference to the recruitment, retention and retirement of athletes, coaches and officials...
The club has identified an individual(s) who is responsible for coordinating communications and media coordination that promote or market the club to the community or partners...