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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:

  • Volunteering Toolkit Workshop Sessions – Referral Agencies Volunteer Glasgow’s Organisation Toolkit is proving to be a big success.  To meet demand – we have organised 3 more training workshops for referral agency staff. The aim of these workshops is to  support staff members when they explain the benefits of volunteering to their  service users.  Individuals will then be able  to assess whether or ...
  • Introducing our New Toolkit! Organisations that provide services to individuals and groups who require a little extra support may want to take up this free offer from Volunteer Glasgow. Volunteer Glasgow has developed a  Toolkit & Trainers Workshop for staff members to run interactive participative workshops for their service users. The toolkit and workshop is free of charge to public and ...
  • Brexit & EU Citizens – Briefing Session for Third Sector Workers & Volunteers Brexit & EU Citizens: briefing session for third sector workers and volunteers Do you work with EU citizens? Do they have questions about Brexit? Learn about the “EU settlement scheme” and the right of EEA citizens and their families to reside in the UK after Brexit, as well as other questions about UK citizenship and matters ...
  • Singing For Pleasure! Megan is new to Glasgow and would like to get to know people through volunteering – using her remarkable singing talents.  If you are community group – a charity or a not for profit organisation – you could call on Megan to lift your staff’s and service users spirits with singing. If you would like her ...
  • PVG is Changing! Find Out More! PVG legislation is changing and its important that your charity/charitable organisation knows! If you use PVG checks in your day to day work then these changes may affect you. Volunteer Glasgow is hosting information sessions (run by Volunteer Scotland Disclosure Services and Volunteer Centre East Ayrshire) on  MONDAY 26th August at their offices at 10 Bothwell Street, Glasgow G2 6LU Book ...

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