Coronavirus: Advice for your organisation 


Volunteering and coronavirus: Supporting the booster campaign and other ways you can help.

Volunteer management

We are committed to supporting, enabling and celebrating volunteering in all its diversity. Our volunteering pages have more resources for would-be volunteers.

NCVO doesn’t broker or place volunteers in charities directly but we have a selection of resources to help you find a suitable opportunity.

I want to volunteer

Managing your volunteers effectively and providing them with adequate support will help you retain them. Managers of volunteers have challenging roles, often carried out with few resources and as part of a much wider role.

Information and guidance

We have practical and step-by-step guidance to help you manage volunteers and the process of volunteering well. NCVO members can also access our 'volunteers and the law' Knowhow guidance, which can help you understand your legal rights and obligations when managing volunteers.

Association of Volunteer Managers (AVM) is an independent body that aims to support, represent and champion people who manage volunteers in England, regardless of field, discipline or sector. It has been set up by and for people who manage volunteers.

Training and events

We run training courses on volunteer management throughout the year. Take a look at our event listing to find out more and browse our training.

National Volunteering Forum

Our National Volunteering Forum brings together volunteer-involving organisations and volunteer infrastructure bodies from around England to discuss issues of shared concern, feed into NCVO’s policy positions and to network. We run three events every year, including at least one outside of London.

Volunteers’ Week

Volunteers' Week is an annual event, coordinated by NCVO, which takes place on 1-7 June, recognising and celebrating the contribution made by volunteers nationwide.

Looking for trustees or advertising trustee positions?

Trustees Unlimited, one of the UK's leading trustee and board recruitment agencies, offers a free service to NCVO member organisations who want to advertise a trustee position. 

Take a look at our trustee recruitment services.

Step on Board - a board level volunteering programme

Step on Board trains and helps senior employees from major corporates to take up positions on the boards of non-profit organisations. Registration for Step on Board is free to NCVO members with an annual turnover of less than £1m, and we’ll be in touch if we find someone suitable.


Investing in Volunteers

Investing in Volunteers (IiV) is the UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management. If you would like to benchmark the quality of your volunteer management and involvement, find out the effectiveness of your work with volunteers and enhance your organisation's reputation, IiV is the ideal quality standard for you.

Consultancy support

At NCVO we offer bespoke, specialist advice on volunteer management to voluntary and community organisations striving to make a difference.

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