; Volunteer Induction Resouces - Youth Work Essentials

Volunteer Induction Tools

Youth Scotland toolkits and resource packs

Bored Meetings?
A training pack to help with the development of young people's skills and confidence to be able to take part in decision-making processes. Training for youth workers accompanies this resource.

Involvement Training
A training programme encouraging and enabling young people to get involved in the management and leadership of their groups and communities.

Keep it Real
A participation training pack of resources for youth workers to use in their youth groups. Training for youth workers accompanies this resource.

Raising Your Game
Raising your game is a free do-it-yourself activity toolkit for improving volunteer practice in local youth groups and organisations.

Useful References

Growing better youth work - A guide to strengthening your volunteer team
This free guide looks at the different stages for supporting volunteers including volunteer induction, and identifies a range of resources that are available to support volunteering in youth work.

No Limits – volunteering as a model of youth development
This guide highlights the value of volunteering as an approach to youth development, and provides some guiding principles on developing young people as volunteers.

Continuous Professional Development Strategy (2009)
CLD Standards Council for Scotland CLD values and principles and competences provide a framework for developing practice in CLD and youth work.

Risk Assessment
The Health and Safety Executive describe five steps to risk assessment.

National Occupational Standards (NOS) in Youth Work (2008)
This Lifelong Learning UK document provides a detailed list of the standards.

Statement on the nature and purpose of youth work (2005)
Youthlink Scotland's statement sets out the context, nature, and purpose of youth work and identifies three definitive features. It was developed with the whole youth work sector in Scotland.


Where else can I find out about volunteer induction?

Organisations that provide information and guidance to support youth work and/or volunteering include:

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