Induction Exercises and Review

Find inspiration for exercises that engage new volunteers and prepare for post-induction review and feedback.

A young group present their thoughts in a workshop setting, with flip-chart and postits

Practical volunteer induction may include:

  1. A shadowing or buddy system so volunteers can work with a more experienced member of the team each week
  2. A volunteer welcome evening so they know who else is a recent volunteer and can share experiences
  3. See this Sample Volunteer Induction Exercise for inspiration

Further resources for developing your volunteer induction can be found here:

For more support, you can also reach out to the following:

When you have finished induction, it is important to plan an induction review session for all new volunteers. This gives them a chance to reflect on their experiences,  ask questions and identify any training needs.

See the Sample Volunteer Induction Review Form