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Induction information for managers

After spending time recruiting a new volunteer, the first few months are crucial. If adults feel out of their depth, don’t know where to go for support or don’t know what is expected of them, they are more likely to leave. By planning a personal induction for each volunteer in a new role you can ensure that a new adult feels supported and motivated, and has the tools and experience they need to carry out their role.

Ensuring that an induction takes place for volunteers taking on new roles is the responsibility of their line manager. However, line managers may delegate the responsibility for planning the induction to someone else, and ultimately everyone around the adult will have to play a part in making them feel welcomed, supported and part of the team.

Resources for Induction:

Welcoming volunteers to their roles: the induction process (PDF)
This resource is also available from Scout Shops at a cost of 10p per booklet.

Induction templates

Induction Pack Template: User Guide (PDF) – Guide for using the Group and District Induction Pack templates.

District Induction Pack Template (ZIP) – A template to help you create a local Welcome Pack for new District volunteers.

Group Induction Pack Template (ZIP) - A template to help you create a local Welcome Pack for new Group volunteers.

Induction Plan Checklist Template (Editable PDF) – An editable checklist to help you think about creating an induction plan for a new volunteer.

Induction Plan Template (Editable PDF) – An editable template to record induction plan actions for a new volunteer.

Initial action plan (Editable PDF) – An editable template to record goals set for a new volunteer.

Keys to Success – resources for GSLs, DCs and CCs to help them understand their roles, plan, and lead their Group, District, or County to success. The GSL resource can be downloaded, while the others are available to order from Scout Shops.

Find out more

Visit www.scouts.org.uk/induction

Get involved

We are collecting examples of good induction resources that people are using locally. If you would like to share yours please email managers@scouts.org.uk.


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