Jul 16, 2013

Volunteer Orientation...How to Set New Volunteers Up for Success

If you want to set new volunteers up for success, then make sure you have a new volunteer orientation.

This should be a key component of your on boarding process.

Here are some important elements to include in an orientation.
  • Fun, "get to know you" icebreaker.
  • Vision - share the "why" of what you do.
  • Core Values - share "what" you are committed to.
  • Principles that guide your ministry.
  • Expectations.
  • Safety and security procedures.
  • General policies and procedures.
Here is the opening video we created for orientation.  Our orientations are held during weekend services and last for an hour.

Okay. It's your turn. Share your questions or thoughts about orientations in the comment section below.

5 comments:

Excellent as always, Dale! I would be interested to see the points that you cover during your orientation - do you go over abuse prevention? The nuts and bolts of a morning? Detailed training? Or is it more of a general, what-to-expect kind of training like when to meet for prayer, schedules, etc? Thanks for your insights!

Hi Stafford, if you email pamelah@cftoday.org, she can send you our outline, notes, what we cover, etc. in the orientation. Blessings.

would you be able to have Pam send that to me as well Dale? tanya@hillsidemoncton.org

Hi there, Im in the process of implementing volunteer orientations as well. Do you have an outline to follow? How often do you host the orientations? What do the orientations look like? Would you be able to send me some of your collateral to help guide me?
I look forward to your reply!
Abegail

Hi Abegail, here is what we cover in our orientation at this link. Blessings. http://www.relevantchildrensministry.com/2014/11/an-inside-look-at-our-volunteer.html

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