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Starting a Volunteer Programme

What to think about when preparing to introduce a new volunteer programme

Volunteering 20/12/2016
Creating a Volunteer Role

This information sheet explains how to put together a volunteer role description. It includes:

Volunteering 21/12/2016
Dealing with Problems

In most cases volunteering works well, but occasionally problems can arise. You cannot avoid this completely, but you can take steps to reduce their likelihood, and make handling them less difficult.  This information sheet:

Volunteering 21/12/2016
Developing Volunteers

This information sheet:

  • Explains why it’s important to think about volunteer development
  • Looks at how to plan this for individual volunteers
  • Offers practical suggestions for forms of development
  • Includes a template volunteer development plan
Volunteering 21/12/2016
Planning for Volunteer Involvement

This information sheet explains what you should think about prior to recruiting volunteers into a new role. It assumes that this is not the first time your organisation has worked with volunteers. This document:

Volunteering 21/12/2016
Recruiting Volunteers

This information sheet covers the recruitment process. It’s important to get this right, both to attract people who will be a good match for your roles, and to ensure the volunteering relationship starts off on the right foot.  This document:

Volunteering 21/12/2016
Volunteer Recognition

This information sheet suggests different ways of recognising volunteer involvement, both individually and collectively. We suggest that you use a range of methods, as some volunteers may appreciate a more formal approach, and others something more informal.

Volunteering 21/12/2016
Diversifying Volunteering

In this training we look at the social changes that might affect the work we do, and new forms of volunteering we could consider embracing.  This information sheet:

Volunteering 21/12/2016
Volunteers and the Law

Volunteers and the Law has been created to provide a readable overview of legal issues
for volunteer managers and anyone who works with volunteers. It was written to cover
the law as it applies to England and Wales.

Written for Volunteering England by Mark Restall

Volunteering 21/12/2016
Volunteers and Criminal Record Checking

An overview of key considerations around obtaining DBS disclosures on volunteers.

Volunteering 18/01/2017
Supporting Volunteering

This information sheet offers guidance on how to support volunteers, give and receive feedback, and create a volunteer-friendly culture.

Volunteering 18/01/2017
Where do things go wrong

Where do things go wrong information sheet.

 

Looks at key areas where volunteer-involving organisations can lose or alienate volunteers.

Factsheets 10/04/2017
Conflict of Interest Policy Template

The purposes of this policy is to protect the integrity of the Organisation's decision-making process, to enable our stakeholders to have confidence in our integrity, and to protect the integrity and reputation of volunteers, staff and committee members.

 

Useful Templates 12/04/2018
Expenses Policy Template

The purpose of an Expenses Policy is to provide guidelines to organisations to maintain control when it comes to employee, volunteer and trustee expenses.

 

Useful Templates 12/04/2018
Health & Safety Policy for Small Group Without Paid Staff Template

This policy provides guidelines on management committee and volunteer responsibilities, risk assessments, training and resolving health and safety problems. 

 

Useful Templates 12/04/2018
Reserves Policy Guide for Charities Template

This guidance is to assist Board members of charities and IPCs to develop and disclose a reserves policy as recommended by the Code of Governance.

 

Useful Templates 12/04/2018
Risk Policy Template

This policy provides guidance on the role of the Trustee Board, CEO, Management Team and other staff on risk management within an organisation.

 

Useful Templates 12/04/2018
Data Protection Policy Template

This policy arims to provide a concise and practical document that can be used by trustees of small charities as the foundation for a working Data Protection Policy. 

 

Useful Templates 12/04/2018
Model Financial Policy and Procedures Template

This policy aims to provide guidance on financial policy and procedures, bank accounts and signatories, annual budget and financial reporting, authorisation and payment, payroll and insurance.

 

Useful Templates 12/04/2018
Equality and Diversity Policy Template

This policy provides guidance around preparing to create your policy, as well as a sample policy.

 

Useful Templates 12/04/2018

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