VOLUNTEER ACTION PLAN
The checklist below should highlight any areas that need improvement and from this it may be useful to develop a volunteer action plan.
A volunteer action plan does not have to be complicated and will help your golf club to:
✓ Look at the jobs that need to be done, identify exactly what they
involve and the skills that are needed to do them.
✓ Plan ahead to avoid a crisis. Identify when volunteers may be
leaving and plan ahead to replace them.
✓ Target your recruitment to match people with jobs that they do well.
However please ensure that they are happy to undertake these tasks
as they may wish to learn new skills.
✓ Communicate more effectively with your volunteers to find out what
they need in terms of support and information.
What does a volunteer plan look like?
Try to keep your plan as short, focused and simple as possible. Plans are often presented in tabular format, so that at a glance people can see what is to be done, how it will be achieved, by whom and by when.
Whatever formats you choose, try to ensure that as many people as possible contribute at the planning stage.
Who should co-ordinate the plan?
The Volunteer Co-ordinator is the ideal person to co-ordinate the planning process. However, this is not a one-person job, everybody who is involved with volunteers needs to be involved with the plan. It is important that the management team agree and ‘buy into’ the plan. Monitoring and evaluating the plan it is important to continually monitor and evaluate any plan that is produced. It is recommended that your plan includes an ‘evaluation’ column where you can note completion dates for specific actions and any comments relating to the targets that have been set.