Also known as a recommendation letter, a reference letter is an assessment of the qualities, skills, and characteristics of an individual that is written by another individual who knows and has worked with the individual being recommended. A reference letter is common in employment and education, like scholarship eligibility or admission to a particular institution. If you need a letter of reference, you can actually request someone to write one for you. If you are looking into volunteering, a volunteer reference letter is just what you need. To learn more about volunteer reference letters, you may check out the sample letters provided below.

Volunteer Reference Letter Samples

1. Volunteer Sample Reference Letter for Parish/School

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This reference letter sample is for an applicant who wants to apply as a volunteer to work with children in a particular parish or school. The letter is sent to one of the individuals listed in the applicant’s reference. Below the letter is a set of questions to asses the relationship of the applicant and the reference person, and also serves as part of the background check conducted by the parish or school to ensure that they are hiring good people to take care of the children.

2. Student Volunteer Work Reference Letter Sample

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You can find a total of three sample reference letters for different situations in this document. They are all simple and useful Aside from the sample letters, tips on writing a reference letter are also provided to help write better and a list of things that you must avoid when writing reference letters. Since this document is also available in Word, you can customize each letter sample and use it as your own. This way your work can be completed as quickly as possible.

3. Sample Volunteer Recommendation Letter

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Modify this volunteer recommendation letter sample and make it your own. Doing the changes will be easy and hassle-free. This sample template uses a simple layout, and important reminders or instruction are written in bold, which can be deleted anytime. To complete the template, simply supply the required information that are placed inside parentheses. Review your work before saving and printing. Now you have a completed volunteer recommendation letter that you made yourself.

4. Sample Personal Reference Letter

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If you want to personally recommend someone you know, then the right letter to make is a personal reference letter, just like the sample above. In the letter, the writer details how they have known the person they are recommending, his volunteer work, and talked about his/her skills and qualities that will make him/her an excellent employee. This is a very simple letter that tells a lot about the person being recommended. A standard reference letter is a great help in one’s employment.

5. Letter of Recommendation Template for Teen Volunteer Program

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Need to recommend someone to a particular program? Then you might want to check out this letter of recommendation template shown above. This kind of template may vary depending on the organization or program using it. But this one will give you an idea on what it looks like and how it works. This one-page sample template is brief yet detailed. Here, you will get to provide a personal evaluation of the applicant volunteer and answer questions related to the applicant.

6. Volunteer Health Mentor Reference Letter Sample

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A letter of reference confirming the volunteer work that you have done in mentor health program will greatly help you get jobs or other volunteer work positions on the related field. The sample reference letter above does just that and details more about the activities that has been done by the person or individual being referred. Using the sample would be easy as the required information are highlighted so that you can easily identify them and make the necessary changes. If you have noticed, the top part has been left empty so that you can insert your own letterhead and supply the recipient details.

7. Teacher Volunteer Reference Letter Sample

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With this sample, you not only get one or two sample reference letters but there are actually five that you can use however you want to. This is for those teachers who volunteer in recommending their students for a job, scholarship, or to a particular college or university. The five samples use different scenarios where you can get ideas and use on your own letter. You can use it both as reference or as your personal reference letter.

8. Senior Care Volunteer Reference Letter Sample

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Want to volunteer in taking care of seniors? Then you will need a senior care reference letter detailing all of your experiences with taking care of seniors and the elderly. A letter will be sent to one of your references and they’ll be required to answer questions that are relevant to you and the volunteer work you are applying for. This will support your application and help you get accepted.

9. Volunteer Coach Reference Letter

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If sports and coaching is your passion, then applying for a volunteer coach job would be a dream come true. To be accepted as a volunteer, you will need a good reference letter written by someone who knows you and someone who can attest that you do not have any criminal records or liabilities. You can refer to this volunteer coach sample. It is very brief but includes just the right information to support you with your volunteer coach application.

10. Community Volunteer Reference Letter

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Young individuals with skills in information technology can help a community of older adults learn information technology skills and connect with them by doing volunteer work. A reference letter such as the one above would make a good template or reference. Suggested letter wordings are provided to help you make the task easier and more convenient.

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