Valuing Volunteer Management 6 Point Promise
The Valuing Volunteer Management 6 Point Promise is an initiative which aims to raise awareness of the need for good practice in volunteer management. It is a Hertfordshire wide scheme.
Volunteer involving organisations will be encouraged to self assess their current policies, practices and procedures with an easy to use online checklist. (The checklist will be available in hard copy).
The checklist will consist of a series of simple statements about basic volunteer management. Organisations can decide whether they fully meet the criteria, meet them partly, or not meet them at all. Where gaps are identified, the Volunteer Centres will be able to help with 1:1 guidance, template documents and training sessions.
Once all the criteria of the 6 Point Promise have been met, the organisation will be issued with a certificate and listed on this website.
The benefits of signing up to the the 6 Point Promise will be:-
to be recognised by potential funders as taking volunteer management seriously.
to be eligible for nomination for the countywide Valuing Volunteer Management Award.
to be recognised by volunteers as a good organisation with which to work.
to be more likely to recruit and retain volunteers.
to have a higher profile - named on Volunteer Centres Herts website.
to have access to further support from your local Volunteer Centre.
Valuing Volunteer Management - 6 Point Promise. These are the 6 areas of volunteer management that will be covered in the checklist:-
- Planning for Volunteer involvement - a Volunteer Policy covers all aspects of the relationship with volunteers. Role descriptions are produced and volunteering is open to everyone
- Recruitment process - potential volunteers are contacted quickly and recruitment processes are fair, efficient and consistent.
Induction - new volunteers receive thorough preparation for their tasks and have a named person for ongoing support.
Support and safety - volunteers are covered by insurance and are included in health and safety policies. Out of pocket expenses are met wherever possible.
Training and personal development - volunteers motivations are met with appropriate tasks and those with extra support needs are enabled to volunteer wherever possible.
- Involving, rewarding and recognising volunteers - volunteers contribute to decision making and are fully involved in the organisations activities. Volunteers receive appropriate recognition for their efforts and we say.....THANK YOU!
We can help provide support for volunteer involving organisations based in Broxbourne and East Hertfordshire to recruit, manage and retain volunteers.
We help organisations develop volunteering opportunities and offer practical advice on all aspects of working with volunteers.
These services are for registered organisations only. To register with the Volunteer Centre, download our form using the 'Organisation registration form' link below.
If your organisation has already registered with us then then please download the 'Opportunity registration form' below.
We provide support & advice for:
Volunteer involving organisations
Small voluntary groups
Not-for Profit and Statutory Agencies
If you want to know more about the Volunteer Centres Broxbourne & East Herts service then you can contact us:
We match potential volunteers to opportunities that meet their needs, interests and motivations, providing volunteers with “IAG” Information, Advice & Guidance to help and support volunteer retention.
We organise and participate in local events to raise the profile of the voluntary sector and to recruit volunteers.
Training for your volunteers
We run a training programme on a variety of topics for volunteers to enhance their confidence and skills.
Training for your staff
We run a training programme on a variety of topics to support you and your staff in volunteer management.
Good practice advice
We offer support and advice on how to develop a volunteering policy and manage volunteers effectively.
Developing new volunteering opportunities
Help is available for organisations who would like to offer volunteering opportunities for the first time and need some guidance on how to do this.
We advertise volunteering opportunities on Do-it
Your volunteering opportunities can be promoted by us on the volunteering website.
Policy response & campaigning
Some of the work we do you won’t be aware of, however we will lead or participate in campaigns that affect volunteers and volunteering.
Getting volunteering on the agenda with local and countywide initiatives.
Corporate Social Responsibility
We promote Corporate Responsibility and actively develop and encourage engagement with local business.
Visit Volunteering Herts website http://www.volunteeringherts.org/
Library of reference material
We hold a range of titles available for loan on volunteer recruitment and Management.
Meeting room hire
If you need to rent a room for a couple of hours or for a whole day we offer a meeting room at our Cheshunt office. Meetings, training, interviews up to a maximum of 6 people. Charities, Voluntary Groups and Not for Profit - hourly rate £8.00 inc. tea/coffee. Statutory & Business - hourly rate £15.00 inc. tea/coffee.
We have a laptop, projector, screen, white board, display boards and stands available for hire. Please call for individual pricing.
A range of office services are available, photocopying, mail shots, document typing. Please call for individual pricing.
Valuing Volunteers in Hertfordshire
By using the strap line on your web site, newsletters and other promotional materials you can help promote Volunteering throughout the county.
Many volunteers don't even recognise that they are volunteers! If you are a Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator, Cub, Scout, Brownie or Guide leader, School Governor or someone who helps out at your local place of worship you are a volunteer, but you probably dont class yourself as one!
Volunteering is a great way to help others and it also benefits those who volunteer. Volunteers can have fun, meet new people and gain some valuable new skills and experience.
Your age, background, interests and aspirations dont matter. Whoever you are there are hundreds of exciting volenteering opportunites waiting for you.
To find out more please visit: Volunteer Centres (Hertfordshire) or Do-it website.