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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:

  • The Smarter Volunteer Manager (SVM) Programme; September – October 2021
    Learn to engage smarter with potential & current volunteers.
  • Update: Coronavirus (Covid-19) and Glasgow’s response
    17th April – emerging needs and developments
  • Recruiting volunteers COVID-19 lockdown
    Anyone engaging new volunteers during this crisis knows that normal best practice processes may be difficult to maintain. It is important to consider how you can adapt your practices and be pragmatic while safely engaging volunteers. It may not be possible to get references for example. Social distancing requirements may make orientation challenging. Here are a ...
  • What Digi Think of This Team Offer!
    BRILLIANT OPPORTUNITY  TO ACCESS FREE DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING! Charities and community groups of Glasgow – Barclays Digital Eagles and Lifeskills team(s) are poised and ready to go with pre-made materials that can help your service, volunteers and service users to improve their digital skills!  Anything that involves training on the computer including: literacy; coding workshops; excel; ...
  • The Best Remedy is Helping Others!
    Glaxo Smith Kline has a team of 8 employees ready to roll their sleeves up and help out a charitable organisation in Glasgow.  The group are keen to work with the homeless, older people, conservation, environment or  any community projects. Do you need a big hall painted or a garden dug over or maintained?  Could you ...

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