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Retain volunteers by greatly speeding up the process

It currently seems to take a rediculously long time from recruitment to being able to start work as a volunteer. Uniform, ID and training all delay the process and people get fed up with waiting!! If youvounteer for something its because you want to do something, not to be on a waiting list for months.

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  • Sep 21 2018
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    Guest commented
    05 Oct 15:38

    Recruiting was more efficient when done locally without trawling websites and trying to contact remote staff.

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    Guest commented
    06 Oct 23:05

    I recieved my work wear very early with Emergency response not so for Event First Aid. So I wear my Emergency Response uniform for Events First Aid.This is not an issue for me. Not sure if it is to do with the Managers interest in Uniforms, Budget or supply. Volunteers should have the equipment they need for the job. We don't seem to have the option of ordering or buying stuff ourselves.

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    Guest commented
    08 Oct 12:08

    I think that those of us who already have relevant experience don’t really need 2 days of foundation training. It would be helpful if your skill based is checked and you only receive the training where there is a skill gap. I’m already trained in first aid and in terms of team working and basic people skills, I’ve worked in the NHS for many years, so I’ve done it all already. 

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    Guest commented
    23 Nov 14:59

    I applied in August to be a vol caseworker for IFT in Angel, London and its now November and I'm still finding out there are additional courses I have to do which we were not told about before, and have not been able to find the online courses on the Learning platform.