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Volunteer recruitment – what should I do now?

Date: 29th March 2021 Location: Online Sections: Adult Volunteer

Spring has sprung, the evenings are getting lighter and we are starting to prepare for the return of face-to-face Scouting. As we plan for welcoming back new and existing youth members, we can also think about recruiting new volunteers to our teams, to help with face to face and blended delivery of programme.

The Regional Services Team are hosting an interactive workshop on a number of dates through March and April, that are aimed at helping all Leaders and Section leaders to recruit new adult volunteers. So whether it’s moving the parents that have helped in the background on Zoom, from the virtual world into the room or re-engaging families you have lost contact with this is the workshop for you.

The workshop will cover the following areas, thinking here and now, for socially distanced and digital programme delivery:

  • Socially distanced parent/carer engagement and how to make the most of it:
  • Using family rotas online and in bubbles
  • Welcoming new volunteers to the team
  • How to ask for help and promoting vacancies
  • The Four Week Challenge
  • Recruiting to non-uniformed roles

So why not sign up for one of our workshops below? They are completely free and open to everybody – but you need to register in advance, please see below for how to do this.

This is the first in our series of workshops to support local volunteer recruitment over the next year.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls