Starting a Voluntary Group - First Steps How to start a voluntary group - first steps. Expand What will it be like starting a voluntary group? It is an achievement to start a group. It can be enjoyable and give you a lot of satisfaction. It can also be a lot of work! However, working with others and reaching agreement can be challenging and frustrating. How to begin? The best way to start is to bring together a group of people who share your interests and/or concerns. At first just talk about what the group could do. It will possibly emerge that not all interested people want to get fully involved, but will be prepared to help occasionally. Please click here for more information.