Volunteering Development Team

The Volunteering Development Team makes sure all our volunteers have a positive and enjoyable volunteering experience. They make it easy for people to join and learn new skills.

Team Tasks:

  • Use Scouts branded resources to attract new volunteers.
  • Reply quickly and positively to possible new volunteers.
  • Make sure volunteers are welcomed easily and smoothly.
  • Hold inductions with Lead Volunteers and other Team Members.
  • Help and encourage Team Leaders to have regular reviews with volunteers in their teams.
  • Make sure all teams (including Lead Volunteers) follow our approach to safe volunteer recruitment, appointment, reviews, and processes for leaving Scouts.
  • Help volunteers and Young Leaders find and engage in opportunities for learning and development.
  • Coordinate Scouts learning that needs to be delivered by an accredited Trainer - including coordinating and supporting the Trainers.
  • Use the learning delivery materials developed by Scouts (e.g. training sessions, workshops, activities, etc.), and make changes (when necessary) so activities are accessible for everyone.
  • Help volunteers connect across the local area and beyond to learn, share best practices and overcome shared challenges.
  • Set up learning opportunities with external organisations (if relevant and helpful).
  • Make sure volunteers can be recognised for prior learning and experience, and have it credited in their records.
  • Learn from people in other Volunteering Development Teams.
  • Recognise and appreciate volunteers for their brilliant work, formally and informally.

Volunteering Development Team Members

Donna Chalmers
Team Member - Inclusion
Emma McConnachie
Team Member - Volunteering Administrator
Isobel Aitchison
Team Leader

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