Volunteers can add great value to your organisation does and support you to achieve your mission and strategic objectives. Involving volunteers can help you to: 

  • Engage a more diverse range of qualities, skills, experience and knowledge
  • Raise awareness about your cause as well as your organisation, its profile and what you do
  • Build relationships within the community in which you work and contribute to supporting others in your community. By providing volunteering opportunities you provide opportunities for social inclusion and skills development. There is also evidence that volunteering can help to improve health and wellbeing for individuals.
  • Inform the development and delivery of your activities, projects or services by bringing in new opinions, ideas or approaches. This can help you to adapt, stay relevant to what your beneficiaries and community needs, and identify opportunities to improve what you do
  • Deliver your service or projects in a more effective and efficient way, which can help to save money and resources. However, organisations do have to invest in supporting volunteering for this to work effectively.

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: