Guide to using volunteers in the arts
Category: Planning the Project
Arts organisations, like any other charitable and not for profit organisation, often use volunteers. Anyone who donates their time freely to an organisation in order to benefit others is a volunteer and an organisation may recruit volunteers to undertake all sorts of different roles:
- events assistants etc.
There is increasing support to find volunteers and ensure an organisation has a professional approach to volunteer policy, identifying volunteer roles, recruiting, supporting and training of volunteers.
In Lewisham, Lewisham Local is an invaluable resource both to help organisations recruit volunteers and for advice on how to go about putting appropriate procedures in place to ensure the volunteer and your organisation get the most from the relationship.