The implementation of simple and efficient channels of communication that allow the spread of information across a range of audiences is crucial to the success of any Volunteer Programme. Find out how you can make your communication strategy work.
Effective communication will help to identify and address the fears, concerns and aspirations of both the public and police staff. The objectives of this strategy will ensure:
The principles of this strategy will:
Recognising the contribution that volunteers make to the force is an integral part of volunteer management and retention. Informal thanks should be ongoing and regular so that volunteers know they are valued. A simple thank you can keep a volunteer motivated and committed.
Formal recognition can take many forms but care should be taken when arranging events to ensure prizes or awards given cannot be construed as 'consideration'. Appropriate recognition methods may include:
These documents are supplied as examples of good practice by participating forces.