Managing your volunteers effectively and providing them with adequate support will help you retain them. This section provides information on:
Managers of volunteers need to be mindful of the risks when volunteers are seen as employees.
The importance of supporting and gaining feedback from volunteers, to assess their satisfaction with their roles.
About the role of the volunteer coordinator or volunteer manager.
Why you need a volunteer policy and links to resources to help you develop one.
The secrets to ensuring your volunteers stay with your organisation.
With 20 years' experience of volunteering under her belt, Val Howard shares her insights into effective volunteer management.
The reach of safeguarding extends further than Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks (formerly CRB checks) to include how organisations recruit, induct, train and support volunteers.
Guidance on what a volunteer agreement might include – and how to minimise the risk of inadvertently creating an employment contract.