Before starting the volunteer recruitment process, it is important to carry out background research and consider why you require volunteers and what role they will play in the organisation (please see the volunteer role description).

Recruitment procedures have to be carried out to ensure that:

  • it is widely advertised you are seeking volunteers
  • information is in palce on how volunteers should apply
  • an interview process is in place
  • the selecton process and folow-up procedures (e.g. CRB checks) are in place
  • you know how to deal with candidates' refusal.


Example on a recruitment and selection of volunteers policy from the FA.
Example of a volunteer exit form.

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