CAN's volunteer hub supports organisations to be better placed to involve volunteers, and to advertise volunteering opportunities that are positive both for the organisation and the individual. We can help your organisation improve the recruitment and retention of volunteers, and be better able to provide good volunteer management.

We offer a range of services to organisations that includes:

  • Supporting organisations to have the right policies and procedures in place for volunteers
  • Support in reviewing and creating new volunteering opportunities
  • Promotion of volunteering opportunities through our online volunteer portal – this enables you to advertise your volunteer roles and manage and track volunteers who've registered an interest. You can also proactively search our volunteer bank for volunteers who meet your requirements.
  • Promotion of volunteering at volunteer fairs, volunteers drop-in sessions, and other promotional events.
  • One-to-one advice on specific issues relevant to your organisation around volunteer management
  • Quarterly forum for volunteer managers/co-ordinators
  • Training for your volunteers
  • Volunteer Coordinators mailing list.

So, if your organisation works with volunteers, or is looking to develop work with volunteers and you would like some help, please get in touch.

Free webinars

Our monthly webinars are aimed at helping Volunteer Managers with good practice around recruiting and managing volunteers and the policies and procedures needed.

23rd Jan 2023 from 1pm to 1.30pm

'How to use Team Kinetic' webinar

This session covers how to:

  • Create a profile on Team Kinetic
  • Register your opportunities
  • Respond to volunteers
  • Use the day schedule / rota system
  • Use the reporting functionality

Book here

8th February 2023 from 11.30am to 12pm

‘How to recruit volunteers’ webinar

This session covers:

  • Pre-preparation – factors to consider before you start recruiting volunteers
  • Where to recruit to ensure a diverse volunteer base
  • How to draw volunteers in
  • Reducing barriers for potential volunteers

Book here

6th March from 4pm to 4.30pm

‘How to develop a volunteer strategy’ webinar

In this session, we will be looking at:

  • What is a volunteer strategy and why it is important to have one
  • What it should include
  • Who should be involved
  • Resources required

Book here

11th April 2023 from 2pm to 2.30pm 

‘How to write a Volunteer Handbook’ webinar

In this session, we will be looking at:

  • What is a volunteer handbook and why it is important to have one
  • Layout and structure of a handbook
  • What to include in a handbook
  • Sample templates

Book here 

Further dates to be added.

Find out more

If you'd like a chat about involving volunteers in your organisation, or more information about the support available, get in touch. Contact Amy Collins by emailing [email protected] or call 01202 466130. You can also find more information about involving volunteers, and share local volunteering opportunities, using the links below: