For nearly all charities and community groups volunteers continue to be the lifeblood of their work and allow them to deliver the services and make real differences to people lives.
The role of the person or people who coordinate the volunteers should also not go unrecognised as one of the most important roles in a charity… yes perhaps as important as the CEO!
However volunteers are evolving and changing before our eyes so ignore this at your peril! Not all volunteers want to be told what to do or fill a gap in the work that you deliver. They want to believe in the organisation and follow and inspirational vision (which will be sold to them by you the Volunteer Manager/Coordinator) and understand that their piece of volunteering fits into the bigger picture for your charity.
So the new challenge of the 21st Century is to LEAD your volunteers, walk the path into which they can follow and you and support them on their journey.
BRAND NEW TRAINING GUIDE- #VolunteerSuffolk Training Manual to download your FREE training guide to using the #VolunteerSuffolk recruitment database
If you would like to use the new online database within Volunteer Suffolk click here to register as a Volunteer Manager and start adding your roles for volunteers to find out about your work, and follow the training manual above. If you have any issues with this process please get in touch with the team, or call 01473 345340 between 10am-12pm each day for technical support over the phone (until 12/5/17)
Take a look around the rest of this site a for more ideas on how to attract more volunteers, support the ones you have or look at new and innovative ways to utilise the skills of people who support your charity. If you have any ideas, case studies or tips/research which you think would help others please let us know and we will add it to the site.
If you would like to promote your services or volunteering also don't forget to add yourselves to Suffolk InfoLink
If you have any questions, or would like to know more, contact the CAS Volunteering Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01473 345400, or go to Community Action Suffolk for more support.