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NCVO’s 10 top tips on recruiting and retaining young volunteers


Using evidence from the National Youth Social Action Survey (NYSAS) and NCVO’s Time Well Spent research, #iwill ambassador Stephen Tutin explains how organisations can recruit and retain younger volunteers.

Stephen’s top 10 tips for getting more young volunteers are:

  1. Start as young as possible
  2. Get their families involved
  3. Explain your social purpose clearly
  4. Don’t underestimate young people.
  5. Have young representatives (eg in steering groups, or as trustees)
  6. Build their confidence
  7. Focus on career skills
  8. Engage with schools and universities
  9. Get their friends involved
  10. Keep things fun and flexible

Read more here.