I want to volunteer
Various useful documents and resources
Finding volunteering opportunities in other areas
Find a Volunteer Centre
The "Do It" site covers England
Volunteering with Scouts & Guides -
a quick guide to Beavers, Brownies, etc
Articles about volunteer recruitment and management
Searching For Volunteering
(May 2016) about the design of websites intended to bring volunteers and charities together
How Volunteers Search for Opportunities
(August 2017) - how people search our site
Designing Effective Volunteer Roles
(September 2014) Many volunteer roles are “extreme part time”, needing a different design approach and some roles may 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?
(April 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
Does volunteering help people get paid work?
If you're thinking about volunteering but are unsure about what you might experience...
Recruiting and managing volunteers in NHS providers - a practical guide
Value of Volunteers
People who don't give their phone number -
! (September 2017)
Ideology Impacts Which Causes Volunteers Support?
Volunteer Recruitment Troubleshooter
The mystery of the 220 missing volunteers - and how we solved it
"Budgeting for Volunteers: Volunteering is freely given but is not cost free" Interesting
from colleagues in Doncaster
Don’t be afraid to remove underperforming volunteers,
GirlGuiding CEO says
Charity leaders 'neglect management of volunteers'
says Acevo CEO
- 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
Host a listing of new local volunteer opportunities on
website - our
Volunteer Trustees and other Governance -
a guide from NCVO
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