Download the ZIP file below. UnZIP it on your own computer. It contains many sample documents that may be worth looking at as a basis for your own, rather than taking lots of time reinventing the wheel. There are also a range of background information and sample documents to be found in the Levol-app programme – see the training section below.
When you download the Zip file you will be able to access the following folders and content.
Click here to download: Volunteering Resources
You can access a range of resources and advice via this link: more Volunteering Resources
GENERAL GUIDANCE / TOOLKITS / RESOURCES
Provides guidance but not templates. Guidance can be used to create checklists and templates.
Voluntary Action Leicester
Bexley Voluntary Service Council
OCL: Taking Part in the Voluntary Sector
Section 3 covers recruitment, induction, retention, managing volunteers + volunteers leaving. References are dated 2016 but there is still useful information which is clear and concise.
IVR – Guide to collecting & using volunteer data
Suited for Success
Expression of interest
Age UK Sheffield
Age UK Lancashire
Cruse Bereavement Care
MANAGEMENT & RETENTION
American but topical and relevant
MS Society – includes role specific induction checklists
Volunteering Matters – includes role-specific risk assessments
HSE – guidance for voluntary organisation on managing low risk activities with volunteers
Learning & development
Rosterfy – recognition & reward, blog
MS Society – processes
Go Assemble – general
Track It Forward
Galaxy Digital – volunteer surveys
Question Pro – has free surveys for NfPs
Volunteer Hub – guidance with link to digital survey [US]
Volunteer Coordinator/Manager Training
Levol-app is a modern, flexible, online training platform that has been developed, tried and tested in Europe by a five city partnership, including our friends at Birmingham Voluntary Services Council (BVSC). Participants can contact BVSC to see if it’s running, tho currently (May 2022) you can access everything for free, so self-study and templates/resources. You can go at your own pace and create your own course from available units, as you prefer.
The Levol-app platform contains nine learning units, covering the key essentials of volunteer management. Each includes a theoretical part, practical exercises and plenty of external materials and templates.
- Planning a volunteer programme
- Organisation of the volunteer programme
- Designing volunteer positions
- Recruiting the right volunteers
- Matching volunteers to the role
- Preparing volunteers for success
- Support and supervision in managing volunteers
- Monitoring and evaluation of volunteer programmes
- Recognition of volunteers.
You will receive a completion certificate to recognise the knowledge and skills acquired, alongside invaluable free access to editable templates, policies and guidelines to create and support your volunteering programme.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.