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Streamlining Volunteering – Help Your Not For Profit

Check out our newest fortnightly editorial in the CQ Today (28th February 2024).


Are you struggling to recruit and keep volunteers in your community organisation? Invest the time in creating clear roles and responsibilities! You may have broad roles and responsibilities written for your Management Committee positions, but have you dissected or deconstructed these roles to make them more palatable for potential volunteers?

This gives you clear recruitment tools and it could also increase your volunteer satisfaction and hence, keep them engaged. When people have clarity of what they are responsible for, they feel focused and contained which helps them to be productive and to enjoy what they are doing. When people can see the task written, it is less intimidating for them.

Here are some tips:

  • Consider each role and list the tasks that person would be required to do
  • Consider if this role could be split into multiple smaller roles, to make it more achievable and less of a responsibility to the one person
  • Consider which tasks could be completed by a new volunteer
  • Use these tasks to advertise to recruit new volunteers. You can use the NFP House volunteer portal for this, found at
  • These tasks can be conveyed to all members to help recruit new volunteers who just may be interested in helping out, but undertaking a simple task

This also provides great continuity for the organisation, putting in place the foundations to keep your organisation strong into the future.

If you’re volunteering for a not for profit and could use some help, contact Not For Profit House or check out our volunteering portal at

Happy volunteering!! 

Lois from NFP House, where you can contact us anytime, to make a difference to your life and our community!   

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