Organisations will find this resource very useful in helping them develop their volunteer programmes. Developed by Volunteer Wellington it contains some practical tips & tools.
Safer Team have developed a simple to use Volunteer Association Health and Safety Management System package. The package includes Health and Safety Policies, Procedures, Forms, Registers, Getting Started Guide and Volunteer Induction booklet.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 took effect on 4 April 2016. This page links to information for volunteer-involving organisations which are affected by the new law.
Get the best out of your organisation’s volunteer programme. InvolveMe is an online self-assessment tool designed to give you a practical evaluation that you can apply to your organisation.
Organisations that involve volunteers must make sure that their selection of volunteers is based on areas such as skills, experience and qualifications, rather than issues such as race, gender or disability.
Supporting development of managers of volunteers and the organisations they work within, has been a key VNZ focus since 2010.The creation of the Best Practice Guidelines for Volunteer-Involving Organisations (the Guidelines), is a central part of this.
The need for further learning and professional development opportunities has been cited repeatedly by managers of volunteers as crucial. There is a desire for more focused qualifications relating to managers of volunteers, flexible and affordable learning options and recognition of prior learning and experience. Download the competencies and understand how you can improve your leadership skills for volunteers.
AgingInPlace has a great article on volunteering as a senior. This article confirms that being active, meeting new people and helping in the community has huge benefits for older adults.
Use the templates provided by Exult to help with your volunteer management.
- Writing a Risk Management Plan
- Example Facebook Guidelines
- Example Volunteer Code of Conduct
- Example Expenditure Policy
- Example Media Policy
- Example Vehicle Use Policy
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