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Student Volunteer Opportunities You'll Love by Kevin Nelson — last modified Aug 25, 2017 01:57 PM
Somehow, today's world has turned into a place where any activity should be paid. We can read about serious discussions on whether parents are to pay their children for housework and good grades. A business approach has infiltrated every sphere of our life. That is why volunteer work seems to be something freeing to students. It gets more and more popular. In 2015 , the US only had 62.6 million volunteers. Here are the best volunteer opportunities for you.
How to set up employer supported volunteering as a charity by — last modified Jun 01, 2017 05:10 PM
Employer supported volunteering (ESV) has primarily been seen as private sector businesses setting up programmes to support their employees in volunteering for charity organisations. The arrangement is usually mutually beneficial for all parties: the employer, the employees who volunteer and the charity they volunteer for. The how-to guide on setting up an employer supported volunteering programme as an employer covers the key things any type of organisation should consider – this guide covers the additional points to consider as a charity organisation thinking of setting up an employer supported volunteering programme for your employees.
How to manage paid or volunteer drivers in voluntary organisations by Huw Evans — last modified Jul 18, 2019 03:20 PM
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 motivate your employees and volunteers when they’re feeling burned out by Steven Mehler — last modified Jul 25, 2017 03:40 PM
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 retain your volunteers by — last modified Jul 25, 2017 04:15 PM
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.
How to build the ultimate skillset for your future job through volunteering by Mike Hanski — last modified Jul 25, 2017 03:56 PM
Volunteering is more than acts of kindness. Charity job encourages your self-development, providing the opportunity to become a specialist and build the necessary skillset for your future job. Whether nonprofit or not, employers will consider your voluntary experience a great virtue: they understand what well-grounded knowledge and skills it can give to building your personality. According to SEEK Volunteer Manager Amanda Robinson , "the skills developed through volunteering are being valued by employers." She believes that volunteering also "enables to explore your passions." So, how to build the ultimate skillset for your future job by volunteering?
How to create a volunteer role description that brings in more applications by Rob Brennan — last modified Apr 03, 2018 09:25 AM
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. 
How to develop an inclusive supported volunteering scheme by Aimee Davis — last modified Jan 11, 2016 04:39 PM
Disabled people and others who need additional support are less likely to volunteer. Only 35% of people with a disability or long-term limiting illness participate in formal volunteering, compared to 42% with no disability. Many people who require additional support are currently excluded from participating in volunteering due to barriers of access and lack of opportunities.
How to get into the Voluntary Sector by — last modified Apr 28, 2017 03:41 PM
Do you have aspirations to work in the voluntary sector? Getting on the ladder can be challenging, however with a step in the right direction and experience under your belt, it can be done. So if you're keen to make a difference, what can you do to make it happen?    There's a wealth of different paths into the voluntary sector. Here, I share my own which started with gaining teaching experience abroad.
How to set up a volunteering programme by Louise Duffy — last modified May 10, 2017 04:23 PM
If you haven’t involved volunteers in your organisation before or are thinking about starting a volunteer programme or project this guide aims to covers some of the key things you need to think about.
How to set up employer supported volunteering by Louise Duffy — last modified Aug 14, 2017 10:56 AM
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.
How to reduce risk while volunteering by Louise Duffy — last modified Nov 20, 2014 02:22 PM
Volunteering is not a generally risky activity and o f course, more things can go wrong if you’re cutting down trees or taking a group hiking than if you’re collecting donations on the high street. But whatever you’re doing, if you take the time to consider a few simple guidelines you can reduce the risk significantly. Even though individual volunteers have a duty of care to each other and others who may be affected by their activities, people are hardly ever held liable for any consequences due to well-intentioned voluntary acts.  This guide provides some basic guidance for individuals on staying safe and avoiding risk.
How to volunteer outside the UK by — last modified Feb 22, 2018 01:50 PM
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.
How to thank volunteers by Caroline Grais — last modified Jun 01, 2017 10:45 AM
Advice on when and how to thank your volunteers and make sure they feel valued.
How to recruit volunteers by — last modified Apr 23, 2018 04:16 PM
This how-to gives you and your charity some practical ideas that you can easily employ to attract new volunteers and make sure they get off to a flying start.  
How to Create a Microvolunteering Opportunity That's Attractive to Skilled / Professional Volunteers by Mike Bright — last modified Nov 30, 2015 11:37 AM
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.
volunteer by — last modified Sep 12, 2016 01:16 PM
Volunteering opportunities come in many shapes and sizes. Some volunteer a few hours regularly, others when called upon by an organisation. You could volunteer in your neighborhood, online or in other countries. This guide will help you find out what is possible and how to begin volunteering.
How to Engage People in Microvolunteering by Mike Bright — last modified Sep 03, 2018 12:59 PM
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.
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