I NEED VOLUNTEERS
We aim to provide information, support and advice to those who work with volunteers in the Cambridge area we can not help you advertise for volunteers but the following are a list of online sites that can be useful.
To advertise volunteering opportunities within your organisation we suggest that you use the do-it website. Once there you will need to sign up your organisation and upload your opportunities.
Join In website
If you are a sports club looking for volunteers visit the Join In website for lots of help and to set up a profile.
Other community websites
Next door, a social media platform which allows you to interact
Local community Face Book pages and village websites
Looking for trustees or skilled volunteers
A partnership between Small Charities Coalition and Do-it.org where you can post your trustee opportunities for free
Connects charities and non-profit organisations with volunteers with specific skills to offer.
NCVO members can advertise Trustee roles for free
Advertise your role for free
You can also check out the following websites for charities seeking trustees:
These recruitment agencies and media carry adverts for volunteer roles:
For treasurer roles:
For lawyers offering pro bono help
Guidance on appealing to new volunteers
Kickstarting a New Volunteer Revolution published by RVS - A report on why people decide to volunteer for the first time or return after a significant break and what we can do to encourage more people to try volunteering.
Guidance on recruiting Young People
Check out Young People and Volunteering published by Volunteer Centre East Sussex - short and useful guide with tips and links to excellent resources. Also York City Council's guide to Involving Young Volunteers
For student volunteers see:
- Anglia Ruskin University Student Union Volunteers Centre
- Cambridge Student Hub
- Cambridge Student Community Action
Also worth contacting local schools, regional colleges and 6th forms if you can accommodate under 18's
Guidance on family volunteering
If you want evidence of the links between how family shapes the involvement and expereince of volunteers look at The Links Between Family and Volunteering: a Review of the Evidence Jo Stuart Sept 2019 NCVO
Guidance on recruiting older people
Very useful report by the Centre for Ageing better looking at the barriers to engaging and reengaging older people and how to overcome them. Age-friendly and inclusive volunteering
Guidance on recruiting and managing event volunteers
Check out the following.