We are part of a national network of Volunteer Centres accredited by Volunteering England as providing services to a high standard. Volunteer Centres have 6 core functions:
Our primary function is to match both individuals and groups interested in volunteering with appropriate opportunities in the local community. We hold information on a comprehensive range of opportunities. We offer potential volunteers support and advice matching their motivation to volunteer with appropriate volunteering opportunities.
2. Marketing volunteering
We stimluate and encourage local interest in volunteering and community activity. This may include promoting and marketing volunteering through local, regional and national events and campaigns. We will manage and promote a national brand for volunteering.
3. Good practice development
We promote good practice in working with volunteers to all volunteer involving organisations. We deliver training and accreditation for potential volunteers, volunteer managers and the volunteering infrastructure.
4. Develop volunteering opportunities
We work in close partnership with statutory, voluntary and private sector agencies as well as community groups and faith groups to develop local volunteering opportunities. We understand the potential offered by the local communities and work with them to realise this potential. We will target specific groups that face barriers to volunteering. We work creatively to develop imaginative, non-formal opportunities for potential volunteers.
5. Policy response and campaigning
We identify proposals or legislation that may impact on volunteering. We will lead and/or participate in campaigns on issues that affect volunteers or volunteering. We campaign proactively for a more volunteer-literate and volunteer-friendly climate.
6. Strategic development of volunteering
As the local experts on volunteering we inform strategic thinking and planning at a regional and national level.
For more information on these core functions, please check Volunteer Centres Hertfordshire website http://www.volunteeringherts.org
How the Volunteer Centre Broxbourne & East Herts can help you
Volunteer Centres can offer a range of services including:-
* Knowledge of local organisations and their need for volunteers
* Details of voluntary opportunities for individuals and teams
* Brokerage service - matching interests, skills and time to voluntary tasks
* 1:1 chats with individuals to find their ideal voluntary opportunities
* Presentations at staff meetings
* Publicity materials - displays at company sites
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Volunteer Centre Broxbourne & East Herts is part of Volunteering Herts, an informal consortium of all the Volunteer Centres in Hertfordshire.