A Good Volunteering Standard for Nottingham
During 2019, NCVS and partner organisations across the city met to create A Good Volunteering Standard for Nottingham, to form the basis of a Volunteer Strategy for the city. Feedback and ideas were invited from Leaders of Volunteers and volunteers themselves. This resulted in 10 key principles to promote and encourage volunteering best practice in Nottingham. A cross-sector partnership continues to review and develop these principles. The latest version was updated in April 2021.
We value your ongoing comments. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts on these three questions:
- Do you think by implementing our standard that it will help your organisation to recruit and retain volunteers more effectively?
- How will the standard support you in your role as a leader of volunteers?
- What comments have you had from your volunteers about the standard?
Brief articles to stimulate ideas and discussion
Our Volunteering Development Officer, Dave Thomas, writes regular articles and updates to assist Leaders of Volunteers in your work. Here are some recent examples:
- Is the person applying for your volunteer role allowed to do so?
There are a number of legal constraints on who we can allow to volunteer. However, there are also people who may think they are prevented from volunteering who are not. Read this update about volunteering and the law.
- Volunteering by people with support workers
How workers supporting vulnerable clients can make best use of our NCVS Volunteer Centre, to link clients with volunteering opportunities. This article also invites feedback from Leaders of Volunteers.
- Beyond promotion - the second step in the volunteering journey
Some tips to improve communication with potential volunteers, and build an immediate positive relationship, once someone responds to your recruitment advert.
- Involving young volunteers
How can your organisation support young people to volunteer?
- Is that new role really a volunteer role or should it be a paid job?
What to consider when volunteers are delivering services alongside paid workers.
- Supporting online and remote volunteers
Some learning from the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic about keeping in touch with volunteers remotely.
- What do we offer our volunteers?
Encouraging Leaders of Volunteers to consider what more you can offer your volunteers, and/or how to describe this differently.
- Mind your language
Why the language we use to talk or write about volunteers and volunteering matters.