Does your organisation or group need additional resources to support your volunteering programme?
Here are some items that we feel may be of help.
If what you need isn’t listed below, please contact us.
Volunteer Centre Newcastle is here to support you in identifying how to develop your volunteer project and this may involve accessing the full range of our services, which are all free of charge. These include:
Policy/Practice review – we can review your current volunteering policies, or help you develop new ones. We can support you by putting your policy into practice on a day-to-day level;
Referral/Signposting – If you support a member of the public who is interested in volunteering, get in touch with us. We can offer informal guidance sessions to consider next steps for the person you are supporting;
Training – Good Practice and Volunteer Management;
Coordinators’ Forums- we facilitate a coordinators’ network discussing volunteer related issues;
Campaigns and Strategic engagement – We keep our members informed of all events and up-to-date information relevant to Volunteer Managers and Coordinators;
Newsletters – our regular bulletins include good practice information, local news, events plus lots more. If you have something you’d like to advertise, you can send it to us (in 200 words or less), and we will take care of it for you;
Employee Volunteering – If you are a company that has a corporate social responsibility policy you may want to talk to us about supporting your staff in participating in volunteering, we’d be delighted to help;
If you need more in-depth consultancy services, tailored to your needs, we will discuss costings depending on the level of support needed.
Other Useful Contacts
Volunteer Centre Newcastle works closely with many local and national organisations. Below is a list of contact information for organisations who we believe are of interest to Volunteer Involving Organisations and the people who work within them.
- Do It – the National Volunteering Database
- Third Sector Online – national magazine that covers volunteering issues
- Institute for Volunteering Research
- National Council for Voluntary Organisation (NCVO)
- Connected Voice
- Volunteer Centre North Tyneside
- Volunteer Centre Gateshead – tbc
- VONNE – Voluntary Organisations’ Network North East – the support body for the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in the North East of England.
The Vision for Volunteering partners – NCVO, Volunteering Matters, NAVCA, AVM and Sport England – are delighted to say that the Vision for Volunteering has been published – you can find it at visionforvolunteering.org.uk.
Whatever your role and your involvement with volunteering, they hope that you’ll find it insightful and inspiring as you consider the challenges and opportunities ahead.
At the heart of the Vision for Volunteering are five key themes:
- Awareness and appreciation of volunteering
- Equity and inclusion
In each of these, they set out ambitions for what volunteering should look like and how this will make volunteers feel about their roles, by 2032. The Vision also includes a section considering how to define volunteering, a discussion of how volunteering is changing and evolving, and a description of how the Vision was developed.
Their communications toolkit is also live, and available for anyone to use, here. #VisionForVolunteering
They wanted to thank all of those who have contributed to and showed an interest in the Vision for Volunteering over the past few months: “it has been a fantastic collaborative effort, and we’re looking forward to updating you on the next steps for this movement in due course.”
- Get it right from the start (volunteercentrenewcastle.org.uk) Overview of what to include in your volunteering policy produced by Volunteering England
- Understanding volunteering and Universal Credits– by VCNewcastle, Newcastle City Council and DWP
- Volunteering and voluntary work– The latest guide from NCVO to understanding volunteering and Visas