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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
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
Health and Safety Policy & Risk Assessment Template (2)

This document provides a further sample Health and Safety Policy & Risk Assessment.


Useful Templates 12/04/2018
Risk Register Template

This document provides a sample Risk Register. Please note that the document is an example only – the formulas are locked and cannot be accessed as this is a paid for service for NCVO members only.


Useful Templates 12/04/2018
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
Small Charity's Financial Controls Policy Template

This policy provides guidance on the keeping of financial records and accounts, banking, income, payments (expenditure), payment (documentation) and cheque signatures.


Useful Templates 12/04/2018
Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedure Template

A comprehensive policy and procedure template with good guidance.  This is shared with permission from Newcastle, so be sure to amend it to reflect your own organisations’ needs.


Useful Templates 13/04/2018
Health and Safety Policy & Risk Assessment Template (1)

This document provides a sample Health and Safety Policy & Risk Assessment.


Useful Templates 17/04/2018
Volunteer Policy Template

A Volunteer Policy provides an outline for your staff, volunteers and beneficiaries as to why your organisation involves volunteers and how.  It helps to define the role of a volunteer and how your organisation will treat them.

Volunteering 26/04/2018
Volunteer Thank You Letter Template

An example of a thank you letter to send to volunteers once they finish volunteering with you.

Volunteering 26/04/2018
Constitution template

Easy to use template for small charitys of under £5000

Useful Templates 08/08/2018