Volunteering


BulletinsTraining in Wigan and LeighVolunteering in Wigan & Leigh

Starting a group?Governance and Management – Policy TemplatesFunding

Managing Risk and Communications  –  Human Resources and Legal SupportLinks


I want to volunteer
We believe that EVERYONE has a contribution to make to our society. There are a wide range of volunteer opportunities from helping at one off events to befriending isolated or lonely people.

A list of current volunteering opportunities are available on the ‘do-it’ website, a national volunteering database. For advice on volunteering in Wigan, please contact Cathie Jones, Volunteer Services Coordinator on 01204 546062 or at cathie@boltoncvs.org.uk.

I need volunteers
Whether you’re experienced in working with volunteers or would like to start doing so, the resources listed below can help you ensure you have policies and best practice in place. We can also promote your opportunities so please email the details to cathie@boltoncvs.org.uk

Volunteer Management Forum
The Volunteer Management Forum meets three times a year and is a great form of support for people managing volunteers. It is specifically for people who have day to day responsibility for managing volunteers to share good practice, discuss problems and learn from each other. To register email cathie@boltoncvs.org.uk

Volunteering Resources
An introduction to volunteering – a social story – This presentation was developed by Manchester Mind with Volunteer Centre Manchester and was funded by The Big Lottery and Manchester City Council
Volunteering and Benefits – If you are receiving state benefits, you can still volunteer. This guidance gives an overview of what you need to know before you start volunteering
Guide for volunteers on DBS checks – The guide provides information on the disclosure application process for volunteer

Information for Organisations
Step by Step Guide to Organising Your Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Policy Example
Volunteer Expenses – There are examples of a volunteer expense policy and an expenses form

Safeguarding
Are they safe? Guides
Use the Are they safe? Guide Part A: introduction – The information in part A will help you get the essentials in place to keep children safe within your community organisation
Are they safe? Guide Part B: plan of action – In part B you will find exercises and checklists, policy templates and advice on how to employ the right people
Are they safe? Guide Part C: Information, resources and publications