Volunteering Good Practice Round Up


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Welcome to our Volunteering Good Practice Round Up.  This Round up will focus on good practice for Volunteer Managers.  There are links to some excellent resources and toolkits, all serving to improve the volunteer experience.


Third Sector is the UK’s leading publication for everyone who needs to know what’s going on in the voluntary and not-for-profit sector. 

NCVO do regular Volunteer Round up blogs. View the latest July blog here.

Top Tips

  • The majority of volunteers volunteered because they were ASKED to volunteer by someone.
  • Celebrate Volunteers Week which is the 1st to the 7th June every year. International Volunteers day is on the 5th December.
  • Always find a way to regularly thank your volunteers.

Useful links

Websites to recruit volunteers:

Volunteering in Wirral is the local brokerage website for volunteers and voluntary organisations.  Volunteer Managers are able to register themselves, add and keep their voluntary roles up to date.  They can also proactively invite volunteers to apply through the system.

Volunteers can explore opportunities, register and join the volunteer bank.



Other brokerage websites include:

Volunteering Matters

Reach Skills and Reach Skills for finding trustees 

Do It and Do It Trustee Finder 


We have also developed our own Volunteering Good Practice Guide which you can access by clicking here Volunteer Good Practice Guide Compiled Compressed

NCVO provide information and resources for Volunteer Managers

Community Works in Brighton and Hove have a number of excellent resources.

Volunteer Scotland (NCVO for Scotland) are Scotland specific but a lot of very good practice guides worth looking at.

Volunteer Now (Northern Ireland)  This is a Northern Ireland specific website but a lot of very good transferable resources.

NCVO Knowhow Nonprofit offers advice and support for voluntary organisations. Learn from experts and your peers, and share your experiences with the community.

VolResource aims to make it quick and easy to find useful information on anything to do with running a voluntary organisation (whether a community group, charity or other non-profit bodies), across the UK.

Voluntary Sector North West is the regional voluntary sector network for the North West. Our purpose is to ensure that the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, in all its diversity, takes its full part in shaping the future of the North West.



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