I want to volunteer
This page contains links to various useful documents and resources
Finding volunteering opportunities in other areas
Find a Volunteer Centre
The "Do It" site covers England
Articles about volunteer recruitment and management
Searching For Volunteering
(May 2016) about the design of websites intended to bring volunteers and charities together
Designing Effective Volunteer Roles
(September 2014) Many volunteer roles are “extreme part time”, needing a different design approach and some roles may are not be suitable
How Volunteering Gloucestershire recruits Volunteers for Charities
(July 2016) A slightly dated but still useful overview
What are volunteers interested in?
(April 2016) Evidence from our website
When do people Volunteer?
(May 2016) A short report on when people take action on volunteering opportunities
When do people
(June 2017) A look at the days and times people visit our website,
Why do people apply via the website instead of coming in?
(June 2017) - survey results
Volunteer Age and Contact Method
(June 2014) Is the online route just a young persons thing? The answer is more complex
Map of Volunteers and the roles they applied for
Map of volunteers actually placed
Volunteering is local
(January 2016) A report on our research showing that just over 30% of volunteers applied for opportunities within a mile of their home and 56% restricted themselves to a 2 mile radius.
Want to DBS check volunteers?
Official DBS tool to help you find out it it's legal to do so
Writing Volunteer Adverts
Have a volunteer claiming state benefits?
Here's a guide
- mainly for the volunteers themselves about how to get things right with DWP (from NCVO)
from outside the UK
- our parent charity
Gloucestershire VCS Alliance
- an independent charitable organisation working to strengthen the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) in Gloucestershire
- sources exciting employee volunteering projects
To see all the organisations currently recruiting volunteers through us, see
Institute for Volunteering Research
a poster advertising volunteering through Volunteering Gloucestershire
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