CCVS is able to provide advice and support to members on managing, recruiting and retaining volunteers. In the first instance see the links to the materials below.
If you still have questions or would like some additional guidance please email email@example.com
You can also get more support by
- Joining our volunteer managers forum. Find out more.
- Booking on the CCVS training for volunteer managers. Find out about the courses we offer.
- Joining the Association of Volunteer Managers (AVM). More details here.
Wales Council for Voluntary Services (WCVS) have a range of resources you can access.
- Information sheets for everything from developing a volunteer strategy to a guide to insuring volunteers
- Model policies including templates for volunteer agreements and role descriptions
We have highlighted some guides and information on different types of volunteering that may be of use.
Volunteers Week 2020
Although volunteers week has been officially cancelled many organisations are looking to continue to use the week to thank their volunteers, and to recognise that they are going over and above to support people in their communities.
Working with Support Cambridgeshire colleagues we have put together some ideas and resources that may be useful to you. These can be downloaded here
NVCO have developed a practical guide to setting up a micro volunteering project for your organisation. Download it from their site.
Young Volunteers (under 18’s)
Volunteering helps young people thrive, and transforms the communities they live in. It teaches them vital skills and prepares them for the future. You can advertise roles for 16-17yr olds, under 16 and school children on www.do.it.org. Also Vinspired is a volunteering charity for 14 - 25 year olds that can advertise your roles www.vinspired.com/vinspired-for-organisations
An inclusive volunteer programme is one that is accessible to everyone who is capable of fulfilling a volunteering role subject to being given the right support or offered the right adjustments. Organisations need to utilise a source of talent and commitment which inclusive volunteering helps them tap into. This wider pool of volunteers will bring fresh ideas, skills and commitment and they will make organisations relevant to the communities they serve. Our Supported Volunteer Programme can offer guidance for organisations and help for volunteers
- Two useful guides to recruiting volunteers with a disability are available from Scope and Doing Good Leeds.
- Guide to recruiting volunteers with learning difficulties, published by Mencap
- A guide to recruiting and supporting volunteers with hearing loss, published by Action on Hearing Loss
- Family and Volunteering looks at how family not only shapes the involvement and experience of volunteers, but how families can get involved in volunteering together.
- Young People and Volunteering provides guidance to groups in the community and voluntary sector who offer or hope to offer volunteering opportunities to young people (particularly aged 14-18).