We are committed to supporting, enabling and celebrating volunteering in all its diversity. We have support and resources for all aspects of volunteering.

Whether you are a potential volunteer, current volunteer, managing volunteers, looking for best practice or research. NCVO member organisations benefit from discounts on some of our resources. Not an NCVO member? Find out more about NCVO membership.


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NCVO Knowhow Nonprofit

NCVO Knowhow Nonprofit is our main advice and support website and the ‘go to’ place for social learning in the voluntary sector. You'll find anything from expert advice and top tips to crowd-sourced how-to guides and online training courses on any area of voluntary sector management.

View volunteering resources on NCVO Knowhow Nonprofit.

Studyzone video training courses

Studyzone is our video training platform, and is free for NCVO members. Our practical, bite-sized videos are delivered by top trainers and consultants and cover all areas of voluntary sector management. Watch our course on volunteer management straight from your desk.

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.

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.

Previous forums have discussed a variety of topics:

Looking for trustees or advertising trustee positions?

Our Trustee Bank offers a free service to all voluntary sector organisations interested in advertising and/or checking trustee vacancies.

Advertise your vacancies on CharityJob. With over 200,000 subscribers receiving their email job alerts, CharityJob is the UK's most popular site for charity jobs. NCVO members can advertise their volunteer roles for free.

Step on Board - a board level volunteering programme

Step on Board trains and helps your senior employees and emerging leaders to take up positions on the boards of charities and other organisations. It's an innovative volunteering programme which is a cost-effective and sustainable way of providing professional development. Employees will be given training, their skills then matched with an organisation, coaching while in post and finally an impact assessment will take place after the placement.

Trusted partners

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.

Consultancy support

At NCVO we offer bespoke, specialist advice on campaigning, advocacy and influencing to voluntary and community organisations striving to make a difference.

Want more from NCVO?

Take a look at the benefits our 10,500 member organisations already use to make a difference. Find out more about becoming an NCVO member.

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