Volunteer Management Community

The place for all those who oversee and train up volunteers. 👯🏾 Pool your expertise and share bright ideas on what works for you.

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Hi everyone, I'm investigating options for a CRM that our volunteers can use to contribute to documents, collaborate with each other and staff, claim expenses and log their time. It would also be a d...
Clare Taylor
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We have had a few local companies ask if they can support us through a staff volunteering day.  I'm keen to build relationships with them but I'm not sure what we can offer. We don't have our own ven...
Sarah Clements
HI, I was hoping that someone can share ideas of where I can recruit volunteers. I know of Indeed and Charity Job only. Ideally, if they are free for volunteering adds.  Thanks :)
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I am trying to advertise our volunteering opportunities at Age Scotland across all TSI websites, however because Age Scotland has an Edinburgh postcode, it will not let me advertise our remote volunt...
Louise Walker
Hello all, I am organising an event for volunteer managers and I am looking for a speaker to come and talk about difficult conversations, looking at why they're important, how to have them, and the b...
Lucy Gardner
Hi All, Happy New Year! Our charity will be 50 years old this year!! I'm organising a volunteers celebration and just wanted some ideas of what people do to make each celebration event different.  Al...
Ranjit Gallagher
Hi - I'm looking for resources, guidance or ideas on how to create boundary guidelines between volunteers and vulnerable service users who often become volunteers themselves but still remain clients...
Ruth Donaldson
What incentives if any can you give volunteers? And how can you encourage your volunteers to be proactive?
Ruth Ogunji
Hello everyone. I have recently joined this lovely platform and enjoy reading the posts, as and when I do get an opportunity. I started with Birthlink Charity, Edinburgh, Scotland at the beginning of...
Elizabeth Laing
I'm looking for guidance on what other charities require from PAT dog visitors please; PAT ask for proof of vaccinations as part of pets' their annual registration renewal, however they don't ask thi...
Gemma Timmis
Hello everyone,  We are a new charity concerned with girls’ rights, women’s empowerment, and community assistance. Because our budget is small, we want to give this position to a volunteer executive...
Abdel Alahdal
Hiya I'm trying to find a database suitable for a volunteer centre. Ideally we need it so volunteers can log in, have their own profiles and we can add completed training to their profile so for exam...
Vicky Kelly
I am looking for affordable spaces to run workshops in London at the weekends- a difficult task indeed! I have found some great spaces but they don't open at weekends when the young adults I work wit...
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We have several volunteers who are on call to operate defibrillators when required.  All volunteers have completed a training course run by St Johns Ambulance. A few volunteers have now raised questi...
William Britain
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: I'd like some advice on handling a volunteer who is voicing strong opinions to our service users – through private me...
Rose Cruickshank
Hi all, Just wondering if any volunteer coordinators or the like use a specific method to document volunteer hours to then utilise in stats for funding and promotion etc. I want to record for the las...
Gavin Davies
Hi, I'm looking for some help, I have recently completed a PRINCE2 qualification and really want to put the learning into action. I'm willing to volunteer for a charity as a project manager, but I'm...
Mike Preston
Statisticians for Society is pro bono service which aims to support small charities in need of statistical skills.  The initiative has matched over 85 organisations with 101 volunteer statisticians a...
Hi I wonder if there are any UK based charities willing to chat about their experiences with Microsoft Dynamics as a volunteer management and engagement tool please. Perhaps you could share any exper...
Wendy Wasels
Occasionally, very sadly, volunteers die. Is it a legitimate use of charity funds to send flowers or make a donation (e.g. to another charity)? How about if a spouse of a long-standing volunteer dies...
Edward Hibbert
Hello - does anyone have thoughts on the value of using newsletters as a way to communicate with existing volunteers, as well as being a strategy to attract and retain new volunteers? I'm thinking of...
Siobhan Harkin
Hi,  Please can anyone let me know a good free data base they use to capture volunteer information ;) Thanks in advance
Ranjit Gallagher
Happy Friday! I hope you're all set for the upcoming bank holiday weekend. Let's hope for a bit of sunny weather, even though the forecast isn't too promising! ☔ I'm curious to learn how your charity...
Ocean King
Hi All, I've recently moved into a more senior role within the sector and I'm looking for some mentorship to help me further my career goals within the voluntary space. I've struggled to locate a men...
Sam Speer
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: Can anyone recommend any project management and/or leadership and management training that would be well regarded in...
Ocean King
Hi all, has anyone developed a volunteer style guide?  We currently use our organisational style guide when crafting volunteer comms, but volunteers have told us that the tone can feel corporate and...
Emma Hodges
Hi everyone,  I'm Lottie, I graduated from the University of Portsmouth nearly two years ago with a 2:1 in English literature and have been seeking jobs in the charity sector since then. I would love...
Charlotte Maguire
Hello all Does your organisation have an employee volunteering policy?  If so, do you actively encourage staff to use their time to volunteer within the organisation or do you support staff who want...
Debbie Usiskin
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: We are currently reviewing our volunteer safer recruitment process to be in line with new regulations. Has anyone use...
Ocean King
Hi everyone,  Is anyone using a CRM database that allows you to collect EDI information on volunteers and keep it separate from data collected on their application from so it is anonymous?  Or any ot...
Francesca Hodge
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