Orientation Checklist

Here is tool for building you orientation program:

Volunteer Orientation Checklist

(Developed by Lori Gotlieb Consulting)

Name of Volunteer:


Reviewed by:


The following items should be covered with each new volunteer that are applicable:


  • Copy of role description and volunteer assignment and expectation review
  • Overview of organization structure
  • Review mission, vision, values


  • Review organizational activities
  • Location of volunteer activity
  • Specific role function training schedule


  • Signing of any forms
  • Confirmation of schedule
  • Review of volunteer best practices (guidelines) and policies and procedures


  • Recording of volunteer hours
  • Signing in procedures
  • Introduction to facility and staff


  • Entrances, exits and fire drill routes and locations
  • Restrooms, lunchroom etc….
  • Use of equipment
  • Emergency contact name and number if problems arise





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