This will explain the purpose of the post, the nature of the work that needs to be completed, the duties and responsibilities of the youth volunteer, the qualifications needed, the designated volunteer supervisor, the volunteering benefits and any other relevant information that will describe the involvement of the volunteer and the support that the host organisation can provide during the placement period.


When designing a volunteer task description, the starting point should be the needs assessment that formed part of the planning process. The word "Task' is more acceptable than "Job" in the volunteer context as use of the word "Job" could create unrealistic expectations that the volunteer post could become permanent employment.