Forming Groups

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In order to deliver your project, you will need to recruit a core group of people who will be responsible for managing the project. The core group will be the driving force, attending regular meetings and putting in the man hours to plan and deliver the project.While there is no one type of ideal core group, there are certain characteristics and ways of structuring the team which can help to make it a success.

In addition to your core group, you may also recruit volunteers to carry about specific roles and functions to support the delivery of your project. Volunteers can not only bring skills, enthusiasm and extra energy, but can help the project to be more inclusive, involving and representing the local community to a greater extent. For those who volunteer, the experience can be a rewarding one, enabling them to make new friends, develop their skills and unlock new opportunities.

The following sections offer ideas and examples for recruiting your core group and volunteers and ensuring they are an engaged and engaging force within the community.

Click on the categories below to explore practical suggestions and detailed case studies by theme.

Characteristics and skills to make your core group and volunteer team successful and representative.
How to go about recruiting your core group and volunteers.
How to choose a legal structure and roles and responsibilities which can aid citizen engagement.
How to manage your core group and volunteers to make members motivated and engaged.