Orienting & Training Volunteers

While you are planning volunteer service projects and opportunities, you must also consider how you will orient and train volunteers. In order for your volunteers to have a meaningful service experience, they need to know not only what they will accomplish, but also the issue that the service project addresses and the impact it will make on the community.

Goals

In this section we will discuss:

  • the purpose and benefits of volunteer orientation
  • techniques for effectively orienting volunteers
  • the purpose of volunteer training
  • planning an effective volunteer training