Event volunteers

Volunteers transform a good event to a great event and regardless of the number of volunteers an event needs, we recommend careful consideration of key factors before embarking on recruiting volunteers.

The value of volunteers

Volunteers experience of recruitment, training and interactions with others will affect what results you get from your volunteers and the likelihood of them returning to support an event in future years. Event organisers working with volunteers should aim to provide them with a meaningful, satisfying and memorable experience. If you look after your volunteers they will speak highly of you and your job of recruiting for future events will be easier.

Key considerations

  • Planning for volunteers

  • Your vision regarding volunteers

  • Why you involve volunteers

  • Providing a great experience

  • Practicalities and paperwork

  • Recruiting volunteers

  • Welcoming and retaining volunteers

  • Recognising, valuing and thanking volunteers

Volunteering Central

A local site which may be useful is: www.volunteeringcentral.org.nz. This includes information on how to connect with and work with volunteers.