Running programs, events and activities to reduce alcohol and other drug harms relies on amazing people to keep them going.
Often organisers require an extra set of hands, which is where volunteers can help.
We’re going to look at the benefits volunteers bring to the table and provide advice on how to place them in your project.
Volunteers help projects by lending their expertise, providing new insight, or offering an additional level of support.
They give their own time for the common good and without financial gain.
What this looks like, depends on the nature of the project they’re involved in.
A volunteer could be doing anything from refereeing a game of basketball, to managing a Local Drug Action Team’s social media account. It all depends on what the program needs and the skills of the volunteers.
Volunteers give their own time for the common good and without financial gain.
A volunteer can be motivated by a variety of reasons, as outlined in our Involving Volunteers toolkit.
Volunteers that are appropriately trained, strategically engaged, and recognised for their contribution will be the most effective.
Our Community Hub has a range of free, evidence-based resources that can help you find volunteers to support your project.
The ADF’s new Community Hub is packed with free and easy to follow resources to help you connect with volunteers to assist in the delivery of your project.
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