Most volunteers want to know what you expect of them. Be ready to explain what a volunteer position entails by having a volunteer position description that details your expectations, the position responsibilities, what benefits the volunteer receives, and other information that can clarify the volunteer role. You can also use the position description to review the volunteer's performance.
By letting a potential volunteer know what is expected before he or she commits, both you and the volunteer can make an informed decision about whether the person is right for the job AND whether the job is right for the person.
Below are a completed volunteer position description for a Public Relations Chair and a blank volunteer position form to get you started. Use these as a guide to write descriptions for your own volunteer needs.
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