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If you are looking to set up a volunteering programme, improve your current processes, need a bit of information around volunteer management, or are looking to advertise your volunteering roles, then we are here to help. We have a wealth of resources available for you to use and adapt such as volunteer agreements, an example handbook, recruitment policy and much much more. These can be found on our web site Here
If you have any questions, you can contact us Here
Working with Bexley Volunteer Centre
Do you work with volunteers? Volunteer Centre Bexley is here to help!
Volunteer Centre Bexley is a Council for Voluntary Services, which supports non-profit organisations that involve volunteers in Bexley.
And we have a range of services for volunteer managers, including:
We offer a 1-1 support service for local non profit organisations who would like advice and guidance around all things volunteering. If you are looking to recruit just one volunteer or many many more, we are able to advice you in the best practice and give practical support to enable to best volunteering experience. We know that it is important to have a number of policies in place, before you recruit your volunteers, such as a Safeguarding policy, Risk assessment, Confidentiality agreement, volunteering and recruitment policy, volunteer agreement and more. However, if you do not have these, we will offer you the support you need to develop the necessary documentation.
Brokerage As we mentioned above, we offer a platform for you to recruit potential new volunteers free of charge. You can advertise your role easily; to register on our system, click on the blue Login/register button and it will take you through an easy step by step process. After you have registered you will be able to add on your roles, which will come through to us for review. When we have assessed the role, and we and you are happy with it, we will then make this live. It could not be easier. However, if you do need support, we would be happy to help.
We offer up to 3 Volunteer recruitment fairs a year. These are a great place to speak to prospective new volunteers and to highlight the work you are doing. We also hold a volunteer recognition event each year, in line with Volunteers Week 91st -7th June). Also, we hold a Trustee matching event during Trustee’s week (1st – 5th November). We also recognise International Volunteer Day (5th December) by highlighting the work charities do in Bexley though our social media platforms.
Every 3 months we have a Volunteer Managers network, where organisations come together to share best practice, top tips, national updates and much more. We host these at Crayford manor House and we will be holding the next one on the 29th June at 10am – 12pm Register here to attend the next network meeting.
Valuing Volunteers in Bexley is a quality standard developed by Volunteer Centre Bexley, based on the Greater London Volunteering ‘Experts in Volunteering’ Health Check. It recognises organisations that manage volunteers well and provides a positive, high-quality experience. Whether you have a large-scale volunteer programme or just one or two volunteers, Valuing Volunteers will give you the tools and knowledge to ensure that your volunteer management follows recommended good practice. Each application will be assessed by the Volunteer centre and recommendations will be made, in line with current practices. We recommend that your policies have been signed off by your board of trustee’s in advance of sending your application.
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If you would like to be added to the Volunteer Managers network, please contact us on Marion@bvsc.co.uk.
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