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Volunteer Recruitment Workshops

Sign up for our Spring 2022 workshop series. We plan to have weekday evening and afternoon workshops available during Summer and Autumn 2022. 

Attracting New Volunteers & Registering InterestSat 5th February 2022 Add to calendar

10:00am - 12:30pm

Attracting New Volunteers: How does your group recruit? Why do we volunteer? Where did our journey with Scouts begin? We are good at attracting people to volunteer when they know what scouting is all about - perhaps they were a Cub Scout once or they have children in the movement. But what if they have never seen Scouting before? Does your group appeal to people? The first workshop of the morning is all about the Why's and How's of bringing new people on board.

Registering Interest: 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 second workshop of the morning is all about going from being interested to logging an interest!

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The Perfect Match? & Prepared for ActionSat 26th February 2022 Add to calendar

10:00am - 12:30pm

The Perfect Match: 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. So this first workshop of the morning is all about matching what we need versus what a new volunteer can give.

Prepared for Action: 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 second workshop of the morning is all 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.

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Welcoming New Volunteers & Starting OutSat 12th March 2022 Add to calendar

10:00am - 12:30pm

Welcoming New Volunteers: 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. This first workshop of the morning is all about the Why's and How's of the warm, open armed welcome - we are a family after all.

Starting Out: 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 second workshop of the morning is all about ensuring that you have everything in place to keep your new volunteer a happy member of the team.

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Who’s it for?

  • Section Leaders
  • Executive Committees
  • Group Scout Leaders
  • District Explorer Scout Commissioner
  • Deputy District Commissioner
  • District Chair
  • District Commissioners
  • Assistant County Commissioner
  • County/Area/Region Commissioners
  • County/Area/Region Chair