Your quick guide to interviewing potential volunteers

The interview is an essential step in the volunteer screening and selection process and provides an opportunity for both the organisation and volunteer to learn more about one another. It’s important to remember that an interview is a two-way process and, even though a volunteer attends an interview, it does not mean they have fully decided to volunteer with your organisation. Therefore, you should outline the benefits of volunteering with your organisation, the supports you can offer, and how the volunteer can help further your mission and aims.

You can download our Guide To Interviewing Volunteers HERE.  You’ll find suggestions on what to conisider before the interview, how to conduct the interview and crucially what to do after the interview even if the candidate is not successful.