Managing volunteer teams

Managing the input of volunteers into the running of the group can be a demanding task. It is important that you think about whose role it is in your group to make sure that people are working together effectively and that people have the support they need to do what they have agreed to deliver. Districts often have a Volunteer Co-ordinator who takes a lead on providing support to existing volunteers, as well as the recruitment and induction of new ones.
 
Good communication and a shared understanding of the group’s goals are very important to creating good working relationships between volunteers. Different groups of volunteers will have different needs and challenges, and will find a range of ways to meet and address these. However, the graphics below contains some suggestions about the potential strengths and weaknesses that can affect different types of groups.
 
 
Strengths & Opportunities
 
 
 
Weaknesses & Threats