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  • 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

  • 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.

  • How to manage paid or volunteer drivers in voluntary organisations

    Do your employees or volunteers use their own, borrowed or leased vehicles for your business? Do you know how to manage these drivers and what you should do to reduce risk where the vehicle they’re using doesn’t belong to your organisation?

  • How to create a volunteer role description that brings in more applications

    We all know that volunteers are essential to the day-to-day running of not-for-profit organisations. But, despite how much they are valued, it can be difficult to generate interest in volunteer roles and get candidates excited about offering their expertise, experience and time. The role description is your chance to capture their attention, so here are a few tweaks that you can make so that candidates will be keener to get in touch. 

  • Volunteer induction

    A good induction ensures volunteers are able to contribute quickly and feel part of the organisation.

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