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Planning is key to making volunteering work. It clarifies why you are involving volunteers, the benefits of involving volunteers and your plans for getting volunteers involved.

Planning allows you to look at your priorities, ensure that all volunteers are welcome and that opportunities are inclusive.

Planning allows you time to consider your resources, values and capacity and to get as many people on board with the benefits of having volunteers.

Planning gives you time to identify work areas you think will benefit most from volunteering,

Planning allowing you time to create clear volunteering roles and show what you hope volunteers will gain from their experience with you.

Planning sets the foundations on which you build your volunteer programme.

The time you put into planning now can save you time, money and stress.

This section of our guide will help you to plan for involving volunteers in your cause or organisation.

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