As skilled volunteering roles can be quite different from other types of volunteer roles we suggest you read our guidance before proceeding.
Registering a role with Reach couldn't be easier - just download the appropriate registration form depending on the kind of role you're looking to fill.
For all skilled volunteering positions that do not sit on a board, you need to use our Core Service.
To recruit a trustee or other board level positions you need to use the TrusteeWorks service.
If you are registering a TrusteeWorks role you may wish to visit the TrusteeWorks page for more information about the services we offer.
Potential volunteers will be very interested to find out as much as they can about your organisation before committing to your role. They'll want to know what you do and what it might be like to be involved with the organisation. For example, some volunteers look for an organisation which is formal and has a structured office environment while others will prefer a more casual and laid back atmosphere. There is no right way to be – one person's "casual and friendly" could be another's "unstructured and unprofessional". The important thing is to find a volunteer who is looking for the atmosphere you have.
The two most important things to remember while filling out a registration form are:
Sell your orgnisation and your role: Don't just tell volunteers what you do, make them excited about it! Think of the things that excite you about your organisation and try to convey this in your registration form. Explain the objectives of your organisation and make it clear how the volunteer's work will contribute to these aims and to your organisation's mission.
Spell it out: Just because you know what your organisation does and why it matters, you can't assume other people will know. Some of our volunteers may little or no previous experience of the voluntary sector. They may not automatically see why a literacy programe for children, preserving green spaces or providing activities for care home residents are vitally important. It's up to you to tell them why it matters.