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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Seeking recommendations! Does anyone have suggestions for online training providers offering affordable or free induction courses for charity staff and volunteers?  Looking for modules covering Healt...
Jill Norris
Volunteers contribute significantly to organisations and communities, and recognising efforts is crucial for maintaining motivation and satisfaction. Here are some key benefits that should be provide...
Sian K
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: I'm the Executive Officer for a volunteer led charity that was established 10 years ago in response to almost overwhe...
Hi all, If a volunteer role requires a DBS check, and the applicant declares they have lived outside of the UK for 6 months or more within the last 5 years, we also request an overseas background che...
Hi, I'm the Volunteer Coordinator for Berkshire Motor Show and we rely on Volunteers to help on the day, and we're having problems in recruiting Volunteers. I have tried a number of local organisatio...
Darren Pike
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: We are a small team of staff and have over 100 volunteers across our projects, 3 of which gives food to the local com...
Ocean King
Hi all, At the moment we post our ads on our website, on Linkedin and CharityJob, I was wondering whether anyone else had any good places to advertise  (preferably free!)?It's probably because of the...
Tess Linton
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
Does anyone know any online training providers that offer a range of induction type training for charity staff and volunteers free or for low cost? Would cover such areas as Health and safety, Fire s...
Pam Robinson
Hello, does anyone know if the above has implications for our insurance? We are not keen to continue with volunteers delivering services outside the UK but some have said they have their own insuranc...
Debbie Holden
Hi All, I am just reviewing our volunteer management which has not been reviewed for a long time.  Can you let me know the minimum we should look to achieve for good volunteer management? We currentl...
Tracy Henning
Hi All,  Hope you are well,  With Volunteer's week fast approaching, I was wondering what ideas everyone has to celebrate this, especially interested to find out what organisations do when they have...
Katie M
Hello I am hitting a brick wall with ideas to celebrate our volunteers for the upcoming National Volunteer Week. Please can anyone give me some ideas and would I be able to apply for a grant for any...
Reona Gilbert
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: We take on students in counselling on a volunteer basis where we have a written contract with the universities/colleg...
Ocean King
Hi all. Has anyone used the website Doit to find volunteers for your charity events? I'm trying to use it now and it's very confusing.  I have emailed asking after help any advice from those who work...
Georgina K
Hi, I am one of the directors of a new CIC, and we have someone who would like to volunteer for us.  We are unsure if any forms or registers we need to use for them. Thank you
allison emery
Hi all,  We have had a few conversations recently with people outside the UK who would like to volunteer remotely with us.  I wondered whether there were any regulations I should be aware of if we ha...
Tess Linton
Hello All, Looking to make it easy (so volunteers re out of pocket for as short a time as possible and collecting receipts/paying them doesn’t become a cottage industry) but also be HMRC compliant. S...
Elaine Crichton
This post is about to find volunteers to do some admin, social media marketing and fundraising. Could you please tell me where can I find a real pro bono?
James McQueen
Hello all Today, please let me know about volunteer application forms and funding (we are funding beneficiaries) application forms. 1. Volunteer application form: Is there any specific charity volunt...
Our charity stages many live music events, and as part of a new volunteer development programme we are seeking to provide our event volunteers at these events with brief online training in how to pro...
Phil Beale
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: We have a volunteer who has been taking a break from volunteering with us, due to an injured shoulder. They will be l...
Ocean King
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 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
I want to talk about how building a community of volunteers not only strengths engagement but provides a platform for sharing ideas, measuring impact and continuous improvement. Quality volunteer eng...
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 :)
A CharityConnect User
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
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