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  • Setting up a company volunteers programme

    Providence Row share their experience of setting up a company volunteers programme, in order to benefit from skilled volunteers coming from local companies.

  • Developing a skills-based approach to employer supported volunteering

    National Grid share their experiences of developing an employer supported volunteering programme for their staff which is clearly linked to personal development

  • How to volunteer outside the UK

    This how-to provides some practical information on volunteering outside the UK, as well as details of websites and publications that can help you find an opportunity.

  • Safeguarding and volunteers

    The reach of safeguarding extends further than Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks (formerly CRB checks) to include how organisations recruit, induct, train and support volunteers.

  • Why involve volunteers?

    Volunteers make a difference in a whole range of settings and organisations from small volunteer led community groups, larger national and international charities and the NHS and other public sector organisations.

  • Running a Volunteering and Social Action Engagement Campaign

    How Bradford Volunteer Centre in West Yorkshire led a unique cross-sector initiative, People Can Make a Difference.

  • Encouraging diversity in volunteering

    How the Volunteer Centre Dorset started a community credit scheme.

  • Recruiting student volunteers

    Blackburn and Darwen's Volunteer Co-ordinator Denise shares with us how she successfully recruited student volunteers to the project.

  • How to set up employer supported volunteering

    The benefits of integrating employer supported volunteering (ESV) into work practices are compelling. Much more than simply “doing good”, ESV provides benefits to the employer and employees at the same time as supporting the wider community. Here's some key things to consider if you plan to start an ESV programme from scratch.

  • Treating volunteers as employees

    Managers of volunteers need to be mindful of the risks when volunteers are seen as employees.

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