Volunteering miscellany

Three volunteering items on skills from volunteering and training for volunteering initiatives and managers.

From CSR to HR – The future of Employer-Supported Volunteering?‘ takes a look at the issues raised by the government’s promises on employee volunteering and the recent report on integrating social action (volunteering) into company recruitment practices (see our news item Recognising volunteering skills in recruitment on the latter). Written by NCVO’s director of volunteering.

‘A practical guide to support your organisation with the development of a volunteering initiative’, produced by Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services as a training tool, includes model policies and template forms as well. It is now available from WCVA’s volunteering resources page – ‘How to … Develop a Volunteering Initiative’ is in Word format, 252KB.

A short piece from Volunteer Scotland, ‘Are you virtually ready for online learning?‘, gives some reasons on why this is a good way of getting training on volunteer management.