Club Guide - Safe Recruitment of volunteers

England Athletics seeks to provide safe and enjoyable experiences in athletics and running. Sound recruitment procedures are essential, and having a clear process in place to manage the recruitment of club volunteers will help safeguard the club’s integrity and its members. It often acts as a deterrent for those that are looking
to volunteer for the wrong reasons and can lead to better retention of volunteers.

This guide provides clubs with a 5 step process to follow;

  • Step 1: Define the role and tasks
  • Step 2: Actively recruit
  • Step 3: Hold a conversation
  • Step 4: Carry out checks
  • Step 5: Make a decision