Recruit volunteering co-ordinators and committees

 

By identifying individuals to co-ordinate community involvement, the chances of creating a successful programme are greater.
 
The main advantages for you, as a practitioner, are that they will:
  • free up your time to enable you to focus on strategy
  • create a sustainable network to manage the programme locally.
 
In addition, an able enthusiast will:
Important considerations
 
This responsibility can be a good developmental role for both individuals and committees, but it must be fully supported by the company. Key concerns in this regard include:
 
  • time demands can become onerous and beyond agreed job specifications
  • as the programme matures, volunteer numbers can dwindle and the role of co-ordinator could become a demoralising chore
  • support should be provided by the company wherever possible, such as company time and premises.