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Volunteering

Welcome to our new Volunteering support section for organisations. Here you will find guidance for Voluntary and Community Groups and Organisations that cover a wide range of topics on all aspects of Volunteer Management.

Medway Volunteer Network - Organisations

It is estimated that 42%** of adults in the UK give unpaid support at least once a month to a local group, club or organisation. The Medway Volunteer Network has been established to support this volunteering community in Medway, and enhance the capacity available to voluntary and community organisation in Medway.

We offer your organisation access to the Medway Volunteer Network Bulletin plus resources to help you write and upload volunteering opportunities.

Medway Volunteer Network Bulletin ? this is a fortnightly update promoting the most current volunteering opportunities in Medway. The bulletin is issued directly to all volunteers who sign up to the network; and, along with relevant news and resources, will detail web links to real time volunteering opportunities. To advertise your volunteering opportunities free of charge in this bulletin, you simply need to:

  • Complete our online vacancy submission form (you will need to Register/Login, if required you will be prompted to do so)
  • Read and comply with the terms and conditions, which can be found here.

Getting Started ? Do you need help to recruit volunteers?

We have some information and tips to help you get started:

Creating Volunteer Role Descriptions

Brief guide to promoting volunteering opportunities

How to register for Do-it.org (The UK?s free national volunteering database) [link: https://do-it.org/opportunities/landing]

FAQs page for Do-it.org [link: http://support.do-it.org/hc/en-us]

Advice on how to advertise a new volunteering role on Do-it.org [link: http://support.do-it.org/hc/en-us/articles/202346602-Adding-a-new-opportunity]

Free download - 'Keep Calm & Volunteer' A3 Poster

Helpful information about DBS checks link

Supporting and Retaining Volunteers

To help your organisation develop the support given to volunteers, here are some useful guides:

Volunteer Induction Checklist

Volunteer Agreement Template

Volunteer Complaints Template

Volunteering News & Trends

Helping your organisation to keep up to date on the latest volunteering news via the MVN Blog page