A Community First Yorkshire event

Managing Volunteers Session 2 – Recruiting and Welcoming Volunteers

These dates are now fully booked, please click Book Your Place to add your details to a waiting list for this session or please book a space for the next round of Volunteer Management Sessions taking place in 2023.

Event aims

Recruiting and welcoming volunteers is not unlike recruiting and orienting staff, however unlike paid staff, volunteers have no reason to stay if they do not enjoy their role.

This means that it’s crucial that you recruit the right volunteer and welcome them in a way that sets them up to engage with your organisation and succeed.

This session is the second in a series of four volunteer management training sessions, together they provide the best practice in volunteer management:

Who should attend?

This training is suitable for organisations and groups thinking of involving volunteers for the first time or seeking to refresh their knowledge of good practice in volunteer management

What will you learn?

Today you will learn

  • Where to advertise the role to reach potential volunteers
  • How to write engaging adverts
  • About the different stages of the recruitment process
  • When it is appropriate to undertake extra checks e.g. DBS
  • Why a welcoming induction is important?

Following today you will be able to

  • Write an accurate and appealing volunteer role description
  • Create a marketing plan for successful volunteer recruitment
  • Create the resources needed to enable a successful recruitment and induction process e.g. volunteer agreements, volunteer handbook, expenses policies etc.

What’s included?

A step by step plan and the resources to write your own;

  • Volunteer application form
  • Reference requests
  • Volunteer agreement
  • Volunteer handbook
  • Induction checklist
  • Expenses policy and procedure

including templates, best practise examples and links to further information.

About the trainer

The Volunteer Management training will be delivered by Leah Furniss and Lizzie Clapham. Both Leah and Lizzie have extensive experience in supporting groups with best practice in volunteer management. Lizzie and Leah run our Volunteer Coordinators Network.

How to book

Book your place here.

If you have any questions about the training, please contact Leah or Lizzie volunteersupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk

If you have any questions about booking or invoicing please contact info@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk or telephone 01904 704177.


Attendees can receive refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before the event date.


This event is free to organisations in North Yorkshire with an income of up to £5k thanks to funding from North Yorkshire County Council.

Places for other organisations are £18 (incl. VAT) for this session only. A discounted price of £55 (incl. VAT) for booking a place on all four sessions.

If you are a small organisation that would struggle to attend this training, a limited number of bursary places may be available. Please contact communitysupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk or 01904 704177 to discuss this further.

Please note that non-attendance on training you have booked on will require the full payment, this also applies to bursary and funded places. This is to allow as many participants as possible access to our training. See our Terms and Conditions for more information.