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Making changes to your teams

A guide for managers on how to implement the new teams-based volunteering approach

This information should support what is being shared in local briefings and meetings with your local Transformation Leads and leadership teams. Work with your Transformation Leads to plan how and when you will make these changes locally.

How to build your new teams

This video will talk you through four steps to help make changes to your volunteer teams.

You'll be talked through the process by Pete Jeffreys, who is a Deputy County Commissioner and a Transformation Lead. He is one of the volunteers leading how we improve our volunteer experience.

To watch in full screen, double click the video

 

Get to know our new ways of volunteering together

Consider how you’ll put our new structure in place in your local area (who’s doing what). 

Think about how to embed our task-based approach, and new ways of volunteering together. 

Look at how people could join your team in a way that works with their skills, interests, and availability, and that meets the needs of your local area and young people.

Some useful resources:

Have conversations with existing volunteers

Explain our changes to your team (and those who might join it). 

Try to be flexible about how volunteers are involved, how teams are constructed, and how volunteers work together. 

If they're interested, give people the chance to try something new. 

Some useful resources:

Start making changes

Set up our new team structures, start using our new role titles and our new team descriptions. 

Support learning by creating peer networks. Try sharing ideas and resources within your County. 

Of course, some things will need to wait until our new digital systems go live. For example, being formally recorded with your new role title, using our new learning system, and delegating tasks through accreditations.

That said, you don’t need to wait to start putting these structures in place informally.

Celebrate success

Consider how you’ll know what’s working well, what challenges and successes there are, and who needs more support. Remember, celebrating even the smallest of successes is great for morale.

Share learnings with others, and thank volunteers for their amazing work.