Managing volunteers effectively
Online resources and contacts for further help – there are plenty of excellent information sheets, guides, tool kits, sample policies and documents available to download to help you with managing volunteers; and we’ve listed contact details for other useful guides that can be ordered. How volunteer friendly are you really? Use the process of signing up for the national Volunteer Friendly Award to review just how good you are; find out more about the gold standard Investing in Volunteers award; if you’re from a sports club, are you good enough for the Clubmark award? And if you’re running a youth group/club you might want to try the ‘Raising your Game‘ tool kit. Support, Networking and Training – managing/co-ordinating volunteers can often be a crucial but isolated role: we provide 1-2-1 assistance for people in Glasgow; you can subscribe and contribute to our regular email bulletins and blogs; we facilitate networking and action-planning events; and we provide programmed and bespoke training workshops. Evaluation, Impact & Policy – what difference does volunteering make to your group, club or organisation? And your members, the people and communities you serve? How can you prove it, evidence it, and make a better case for resourcing it?
Latest news for volunteer managers:
- Suits with Hearts! – Team Offer Andrew and his fellow 12 team members from the Scottish Government are looking to volunteer as a team any week day between October and January. In their day to day work, the team offer a service to help deliver future employability skills to young people through a variety of means including colleges, universities, apprenticeships etc. ...
- Hate Crime Awareness Training opportunity XChange Scotland is hosting a training session on Thursday 13th October as part of Hate Crime Awareness Week, aimed at supporting and inspiring practitioners and group/community leaders to tackle sectarianism and discrimination, and to promote empathy in an appropriate way to the groups they are working with. Please click here for more info
- Free Digital Skills Support The One Digital Project is offering two free training opportunities for third sector organisations who want to help improve the levels of Digital Skills in Scotland