The resources below are here to help you with some of the main themes of leading volunteers. We have looked across the globe to bring you different ideas and perspectives which we understand you don’t always have time to search for in your day to day roles.
Interesting blogs/websites to follow
Blogs are a great way to keep in touch with what the current thinking is about leading volunteers, and we hope will help you feel linked to other coordinators whose role it is to involve volunteers.
There are some interesting groups and individuals commenting on volunteering from all over the world. Here are a few that the CAS Volunteering Services Officers follow.
Here are a range of interesting articles we have come across. If you know of any which you think others who work to involve volunteers in their work would find interesting and inspring please let is know and we will add them to this list.
Using Volunteers Time As Match Funding by Wales Council for Voluntary Action, March 2014
A Better Offer- The Future of Volunteering in an ageing society by International Longevity Society UK, August 2014
Decision Time: Will the Voluntary Sectory embrace the age of opportunity? by NPC, ILC March 2014
Inspiring Volunteers- A Guide to Recruitment and Communitication by The Media Trust and i-volunteer November 2016
Speech- In giving, how much do we receive? The social value of volunteering by Andrew G Haldane, Chief Economist, Bank of England, September 2014
The New Alchemy- by npf Synergy, 7 reports since 2005 since the publication of 'The 21st Century Volunteer'
Toolkit- Youth Social Action in Health and Social Care by Volunteering Matters, 2015
10 Things Terrible Trustees Do and Brilliant Trustees Don't by Directory of Social Change, 2015
Volunteering as a pathway to participation by Pathways to Participation, September 2011
The Institute of Volunteering Research is a world class research and consultancy agency specialising in volunteering. They undertake research, consultancy and evaluation of projects to help improve policy and practise. Visit the IVR website.
If you have any questions, or would like to know more, contact the CAS Volunteering Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01473 345400.