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This guide draws on best practice to suggest ways to attract and retain a strong volunteer base.

What is this guide and who is it for?

This guide looks at how to go about recruiting volunteers for you park and green space and ways of ensuring they remain engaged. This resource covers a range of areas from identifying what skills you need, to carrying out your recruitment process to retention ideas and safeguarding. It also includes a template volunteer induction checklist.

This guide will be useful to anyone recruiting or managing volunteers.

What will I learn?

  • Identifying what skills you need in your volunteers
  • Ways to engage people and recruit volunteers
  • Carrying out volunteer inductions
  • Retaining volunteers through rewards and recognition
  • Key safeguarding information
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