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Volunteering

How to find volunteering opportunities in your area, including volunteer centres

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What is volunteering?

Find out what volunteering is and how to get started

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Involving volunteers

Practical and step by step guidance to help you manage volunteers and the process of volunteering well

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Why involve volunteers

How volunteers can benefit your organisation and play an important role in your work

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I want to volunteer

Ways to find volunteering opportunities in your area, including volunteer centres

Staff and volunteers

Guidance on how to deal with common scenarios when closing a charity

Volunteering and benefits

Learn more about volunteering while receiving state benefits

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Thanking volunteers

How to thank your volunteers and show you appreciate their efforts

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Keeping volunteers

How to keep volunteers engaged and retain them at your organisation

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Supporting volunteers

How to support, supervise and get feedback from volunteers to improve their experience

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Volunteers responding to crises

What we learned during the National Volunteering Forum, along with examples of actions you can take in response to the volunteering challenges facing the sector

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Volunteering in England in 2032

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Volunteering: A family affair?

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Why age friendly inclusive volunteering?

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National volunteering forum: Vision for Volunteering

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  • Collaboration

Volunteering round-up: February 2024

Senior volunteering consultant Helen Tourle shares the latest volunteering news, resources and dates for your diary

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Volunteering round-up: December 2023

The latest volunteering news, resources and dates for your diary

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Volunteering round-up: September 2023

The latest volunteering news, resources and dates for your diary

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Volunteering round-up: August 2023

The latest news, events and opportunities for people managing or supporting volunteers

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Volunteering round-up: October 2023

The latest volunteering news, resources and dates for your diary

  • Involving volunteers

What is volunteering?

Find out what volunteering is and how to get started

  • Involving volunteers

Why involve volunteers

How volunteers can benefit your organisation and play an important role in your work

  • Involving volunteers

Volunteering and benefits

Learn more about volunteering while receiving state benefits

  • Involving volunteers

Thanking volunteers

How to thank your volunteers and show you appreciate their efforts

  • Involving volunteers

Keeping volunteers

How to keep volunteers engaged and retain them at your organisation

  • Involving volunteers

Supporting volunteers

How to support, supervise and get feedback from volunteers to improve their experience

  • Involving volunteers

Coordinating volunteers

Understand volunteer coordinator roles and decide how to support your volunteers

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Volunteer drivers

Guidance and policies to consider when using volunteer drivers

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Insurance and volunteers

Guidance on arranging insurance for volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations

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Volunteers from overseas

The rules about volunteers from overseas, including who can and can’t volunteer and what the restrictions are

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Recruiting volunteers (1 day)

This course will develop your skills and help you use a marketing approach to recruit volunteers

Recruiting volunteers (1 day)

This course will develop your skills and help you use a marketing approach to recruit volunteers

Recruiting volunteers (1 day)

In response to your feedback, we have expanded this course into a comprehensive full-day session, with additional practical exercises for an enhanced learning experience. This course will develop your skills and help you use a marketing approach to recruit volunteers.

Volunteering network meeting

Our volunteering network is open to all NCVO members working within the volunteering ecosystem

Volunteers and the law (0.5 day)

This course will help you create a positive and inclusive experience for volunteers. The course will explore best practice in relation to safeguarding, data protection, health and safety, and equality

Volunteers and the law (0.5 day)

This course will help you create a positive and inclusive experience for volunteers. The course will explore best practice in relation to safeguarding, data protection, health and safety, and equality

Good practice in volunteer management (2 x 0.5 days)

This course provides an introduction to the key principles of good volunteer management and how to apply them in your organisation

Good practice in volunteer management (2 x 0.5 days)

This course provides an introduction to the key principles of good volunteer management and how to apply them in your organisation

Good practice in volunteer management (2 x 0.5 days)

This course provides an introduction to the key principles of good volunteer management and how to apply them in your organisation

Mentoring and coaching skills (0.5 day)

This course provides an introduction to the key differences between mentoring and coaching. You’ll learn how to use both skills effectively to develop and support staff, volunteers and clients