Volunteer managers, volunteers and the community are often described as the ‘community service providers’.
As a result, there are often a range of issues and questions surrounding the relationship between volunteers and management.
This article aims to provide answers to some of these questions.
Volunteer managers: ‘The community service providers’ role The term ‘community’ is used to describe any community service provided by the community, regardless of the size of the community.
This is often referred to as a ‘service community’, but there are other ways to define community service.
In this article, we will consider the role of the volunteer manager and their role in this relationship.
A volunteer manager is responsible for the recruitment, training and administration of volunteers.
The manager can: recruit volunteers to their organisation, make sure they have the right skills and experience, make them feel welcome and confident in their role and enable them to get paid for their work and provide them with the support they need to be successful and to maintain their employment.
They can also recruit volunteers who are on the ‘donor waiting list’ for their organisation to meet their recruitment needs.