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  • How to design a workshop on microvolunteering

    Microvolunteering can be online, offline, skilled or unskilled actions. They're mostly defined by the bite-sized amount of time it takes to participate in an action – usually between 1–120 minutes. A November 2013 study by the Institute of Volunteering Research, concluded that the microvolunteering arena is likely to expand and that demand for microvolunteering actions is likely to grow. For those organisations wanting to explore the topic of microvolunteering, a workshop could be an ideal medium to generate discussion on the topic. This How To Guide is more a list of pointers for discussion leaders, based on a pick 'n mix basis to suit the workshop authors' remit.

  • How to Create a Microvolunteering Opportunity That's Attractive to Skilled / Professional Volunteers

    Microvolunteering can be described as easy, no (or low) commitment actions that benefit worthy causes and which can be completed in under usually 30 minutes or multiples thereof.  If you're thinking of creating a microvolunteering action to attract more skilled / professional volunteers, then what should you be considering to make your action stand out from the crowd. Here's a few pointers to hopefully inspire you.

  • How to Engage People in Microvolunteering

    If you're thinking about dipping your toes in to the microvolunteering arena, then the following pointers may be helpful for you to begin exploring how the microvolunteering concept could help to engage people in philanthropic community engagement.

  • How to retain your volunteers

    The volunteers in your organisation are invaluable, and you wouldn’t be able to do what you do without them. Follow these tips keep them onside.

  • Your team

    People and relationships are at the heart of voluntary and community organisations. A key part of an organisation's effectiveness is the management and skill development of its staff and volunteers.

  • Accrediting volunteer learning

    How to acknowledge volunteers' training and experience more formally through a qualification or accreditation.

  • Before you recruit volunteers

    What you should do before recruiting volunteers.

  • Get the perfect volunteer - creating volunteer roles

    What’s the secret to attracting great volunteers? What sort of role description would make them want to give you their time and skills? Get the best volunteers (and keep them happy!) by learning how to create results-focused roles.

  • Volunteers and the law

    Guidance to help you understand your legal rights and obligations when managing volunteers

  • How to motivate your employees and volunteers when they’re feeling burned out

    Workers who are happy are productive. But when it comes to a large team of workers, striving hard and helping the organisation thrive - how would you do it? Almost all employers think that increasing employee's salary is enough, but is there anything besides?  You are lucky that motivating workers doesn’t take too much hard work or even useful resources. As a matter of fact, this may just require a schedule of a couple of minutes from your daily routine to say “hello.” Being a leader, achieving your organisation's aims and increasing the rate of productivity are your main goal, which means your staff need to work as efficiently as they can. Instilling motivation isn’t easy, but it’s a necessity if you aspire to satisfaction and growth within your staff.

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