How to become a Volunteer Leader

5-10 hours a week

Thinking of spending some time as a Volunteer Leader?

Are you good with people? Have you worked in team management before? Do you have time to get involved in a good cause? If you answered yes to all those questions than working as a pro bono Volunteer Leader could be the right job for you. Whether it's for an event or in-house for a small charity, you'll be providing a valuable service and helping make a real difference. As a Volunteer Leader, you'll be responsible for inspiring your volunteers and supporting the work that they do, from creating schedules to providing the necessary tools they need day-to-day.

The benefits of being a Volunteer Leader

How you’re helping

  • Allowing an organisation to get key tasks done through successful volunteer management
  • Finding people who fit well in the organisation's culture
  • Creating a positive work environment for volunteers and staff

What you’re gaining

  • Experience working in a key area of a non-profit
  • Chance to work on essential campaigns/projects/events
  • Necessary leadership and management training (where applicable)

Development and growth

Skills you’ll need

  • Excellent project and people management
  • Leadership experience
  • Impeccable organisational skills

Skills you’ll gain

  • Ability to undertake a varied workload
  • Knowledge of non-profit governance and structure

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