What is a Role Profile?
Its prime function is to inform the volunteer of what they will do, what they will get out of volunteering, and how they can become a volunteer for your organisation.
About the role
When designing a volunteer role profile, here are some things to think about.
What benefits are there for the volunteer?
Tell the volunteer what the role will entail.
List any training that might be involved (i.e. safeguarding).
If you are able to cover volunteer expenses, you might want to mention this too.
Consider how much time a volunteer will be giving.
This can be broken down into hours per week or month, and inform the volunteer of the regularity of the role.
Phrase this as something you would hope for the volunteer to achieve, rather than something they must do.
Qualities of a volunteer you are looking for.
What attributes would you like potential volunteers to have? It could be enthusiasm, a willingness to learn, specific skills, relateable experience with a specific client group, or knowledge of a certain subject. Try not to be to exhaustive as you may exclude a potential volunteer.
Include information about the work your organisation does.
What are the benefits of your organisation to service users and the community? This is an opportunity to try and capture your excitement, translate it into a few sentences, and grab a potential volunteer’s excitement.
Don’t forget to include information that covers where they can find out more details and how to apply for the role.
Keep it simple.
There is no set lay out, so feel free to list the above information as you see fit and leave some of it off if you would prefer to.
Once you have created a role profile, One Walsall can advertise it.
We do this through our web site, where a data bank of volunteers can be searched to see if there are any suitable matches.
Contact our Volunteer Centre for support with recruiting volunteers on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01922 619 840