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Online Volunteer Recruitment Workshops

Join one of our online volunteer recruitment workshop series.

The dates below are for two series - Summer and Autumn, and there are 4 sessions per series. Each covers the following:

  • Session 1 - Recruitment Ready 
  • Session 2 - Attracting New Volunteers & Registering Interest
  • Session 3 - The Perfect Match? & Prepared for Action
  • Session 4 - Welcoming New Volunteers & Starting Out

You only need to sign up for one series (4 sessions). 

The Perfect Match? & Prepared for Action Mon 6th June 2022 Add to calendar

7:00pm - 9:30pm

Session 3 - Summer Series

There is no point squeezing a round peg into a square hole. A volunteer is much more likely to stay for the long haul if they are comfortable and satisfied in their work.  
 

A full history of scouting on day one is probably too much, but there is a sense of safety and confidence to be found in enough of the right information.  

This workshop is all about matching what we need versus what a new volunteer can give as well as about making sure that a new volunteer has the knowledge that they need from their first day - from knowing who to go to with questions to how to access essential training. 

Held virtually via Zoom

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Welcoming New Volunteers & Starting Out Mon 27th June 2022 Add to calendar

7:00pm - 9:30pm

Session 4 - Summer Series

Joining a friendly, functional team (no matter how small) is a pleasing experience that a new volunteer is happy to be a part for the long haul. 
 

Volunteer retention is key to successful recruitment, so start as you mean to go on. We know that supported volunteers feel valued, part of a team and are most likely to be having fun.  

This workshop is all about the Why's and How's of the warm, open armed welcome - we are a family after all and about ensuring that you have everything in place to keep your new volunteer a happy member of the team. 

Held virtually via Zoom

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Recruitment ReadyWed 19th October 2022 Add to calendar

2:30pm - 4:30pm

Session 1 - Autumn Series

This workshop is about understanding volunteer recruitment from a potential volunteer’s point of view and suggested tools to evaluate, prioritise and plan ahead. 

Held virtually via Zoom

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Attracting New Volunteers & Registering InterestWed 9th November 2022 Add to calendar

2:30pm - 5:00pm

Session 2 - Autumn Series

How does your group recruit? Why do we volunteer? We are good at attracting people to volunteer when they know what scouting is all about, but what if they have never seen Scouting before? Does your group appeal to people?  

What happens when somebody offers to become a volunteer? Is saying 'that’s great - you’re in' enough? There is a conversation to be had and a process to put in place otherwise they may never move beyond offering. 

This workshop is all about the Why's and How's of bringing new people on board and going from being interested to logging an interest! 

Held virtually via Zoom

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The Perfect Match & Prepared for Action Wed 23rd November 2022 Add to calendar

2:30pm - 5:00pm

Session 3 - Autumn Series

There is no point squeezing a round peg into a square hole. A volunteer is much more likely to stay for the long haul if they are comfortable and satisfied in their work.    

A full history of scouting on day one is probably too much, but there is a sense of safety and confidence to be found in enough of the right information.  

This workshop is all about matching what we need versus what a new volunteer can give as well as about making sure that a new volunteer has the knowledge that they need from their first day - from knowing who to go to with questions to how to access essential training. 

Held virtually via Zoom

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Welcoming New Volunteers & Starting Out Wed 7th December 2022 Add to calendar

2:30pm - 5:00pm

Session 4 - Autumn Series

Joining a friendly, functional team (no matter how small) is a pleasing experience that a new volunteer is happy to be a part for the long haul.  

Volunteer retention is key to successful recruitment, so start as you mean to go on. We know that supported volunteers feel valued, part of a team and are most likely to be having fun.  

This workshop is all about the Why's and How's of the warm, open armed welcome - we are a family after all and about ensuring that you have everything in place to keep your new volunteer a happy member of the team. 

Held virtually via Zoom

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Who’s it for?

  • Everyone
  • Group Scout Leaders
  • District Explorer Scout Commissioner
  • Deputy District Commissioner
  • District Commissioners
  • Executive Committees
  • Helpers
  • Section Leaders
  • Youth Commissioners
  • District Chair