A community event, there are balloons, people seated at tables having a nice time. There a two volunteers chatting and smiling at each other in the middle of the photo.

Plunkett’s community business manager Alison Macklin shares her top tips for leading a team of volunteers gathered from fifteen years managing a busy and award winning community shop.

What is this guide and who is it for?

This resource explores the benefits and challenges of working with volunteers. Written by a long term volunteer manager, this guide gives informed tips on how to recruit and retain volunteers, make the most of their skills and look after their well-being.

This resource is useful to anyone working with volunteers.

What will you learn?

  • Motivating volunteers
  • Understanding the value of volunteers
  • Attracting volunteers
  • Looking after the well-being of volunteers

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