This Volunteers and Expenses information sheet from Volunteer Now provides practical information and advice regarding what is best practice in reimbursing volunteer expenses and how to set up a working system for this. It addresses questions and concerns regarding:
The Involving Volunteers section of the Volunteer Now website contains practical advice, tools and pro forma documents for use by organisations who wish to recruit volunteers. Developed by Volunteer Now.
Volunteer Now was commissioned by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS), to develop this publication, which contains minimum standards of best practice and guidance for organisations working with adults at risk in the voluntary, community and independent sectors.
Volunteer Now developed the publication in consultation with a Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Advisory Group comprising representatives from key voluntary, independent sector and statutory agencies with experience and expertise in their field.
The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has available on their website a number of resources regarding remuneration of trustees (i.e. management committee/board members) and reimbursement of expenses.
When involving volunteers as drivers, there are a number of issues that organisations must consider. This Volunteer Drivers information sheet from Volunteer Now looks at:
This Volunteer Policy Framework has been developed by the Volunteer Now as a tool to help organisations develop their own volunteer policy. The framework outlines the areas to be included in the policy, highlighting issues to be considered in tailoring this for your own organisation.
Volunteers deserve good volunteer management. This series of five practical booklets by Volunteer Now guides you through developing good practice in volunteering within your organisation.
Click on the titles below to download each workbook free of charge:
As Good As They Give: Workbook One - Planning Volunteer Involvement is a good practice workbook for organisations involving volunteers. Developed by Volunteer Now.
Click here to access the full list of volunteer management publications from Volunteer Now.
Volunteer Induction is a handy checklist to download and use when planning induction sessions for new volunteers. Developed by Volunteer Now.
Investing in Volunteers is the UK Quality Standard for all organisations which involve volunteers in their work.
Whether your volunteer programme is well established or just developing, Investing in Volunteers offers you a benchmark of 55 practices for effective volunteer management - an invaluable FREE resource for ALL volunteer involving organisations!
Or why not take your commitment to quality a step further? By being assessed against the Standard, your organisation can publicly demonstrate its commitment to good practice.