How to run a volunteer initiative

Based on our experiences, we have prepared a detailed tutorial for running a volunteer initiative. It offers both general overview and practical implementation notes. We hope it will help make your project a success, and enjoyable for everyone involved.

The tutorial is split into 4 parts:

  1. Preparation
    1. Planning
    2. Defining the profile of the volunteers
  2. Finding and preparing volunteers
    1. Some strategies for reaching young volunteers
    2. The interview
    3. Hosting new volunteers
    4. The training
  3. Managing the field work
    1. 1st step – contact with the schools
    2. 2nd step – registration of volunteers in the sessions
    3. 3rd step – contact between the coordinator and the teams
    4. 4th step – confirmation with the schools
    5. 5th step – the session
  4. Coordinating, monitoring and evaluation
    1. Maintaining connections between volunteers
    2. Monitoring and evaluation
    3. Recognition