Need volunteers, or need support to develop your organisation
All the help you need can be accessed from here ….
How to register your volunteering vacancy
Registering Your Organisation:
Before you can post your volunteering vacancies you must register your group or organisation. Click on the link above and follow the instructions for registration. If you have any problems with registering, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
In the section about your organisation, please ensure that:
- your contact details are correct
- you have entered your organisation’s main purpose or mission statement
- you have ticked the box that best describes the people your beneficiaries
- you have ticked the geographical area/s in which you operate
- you have ticked all the appropriate interests that your organisation covers
Adding Volunteering Vacancies:
Once you have registered your organisation you can add volunteering roles that you are looking for volunteers for. When adding or amending a role, please ensure that:
- the description of the role in the short description box is, in fact, short and interesting (descriptions are limited to 500 characters)
- the contact name and details are correct for that role
- you include an e-mail address for the role
- the address and postcode of the role is correct. Postcode is needed for volunteers to find your role
- you have highlighted all the skills required
- you have ticked any age restrictions
- you have highlighted all the relevant activities covered in the role.
All of this information is important and will make it easier for a potential volunteer to find your role
If you wish to view the details of an interested volunteer please go to that specific role and there you will find suitable volunteer names and the names of volunteers who have registered an interest in the role. Click on their name to view the profile and to message them. We are unable to give volunteer details out directly.
The boxes that have an asterisk beside them must be ticked in order for the role to be approved; these points are there to protect you as a volunteer-involving organisation and the volunteer.
We look forward to supporting you through Volunteer Connect
If you have any questions about the Volunteer Connect North East Lincolnshire system; logging in; or registering please Contact Us.
For more information about Volunteer Connect North East Lincolnshire and what it can do for you and your organisation you can download our quick guide for organisations here.
Involving Volunteers in your Organisation
A Volunteer Policy is the foundation on which your organisation’s involvement of volunteers should be based. Most organisations view the policy as a statement of intent, with the day-to-day nuts and bolts covered in separate policies or in a volunteer handbook.
The Volunteer Policy should outline what the organisation does and why it involves volunteers in its work, and should set out the principles that encourage volunteer involvement.
Here are some examples of volunteering principles that you could include in your Volunteer Policy. Contact Us for further examples of volunteering policies.
- We will ensure that volunteers are properly integrated into the organisational structure and that mechanisms are in place for them to contribute to our work.
- We will not introduce volunteers to replace paid staff.
- We will ensure that staff at all levels work positively with volunteers, and where appropriate actively seek to involve them in their work.
- We recognise that volunteers require satisfying roles and personal development and will seek to help volunteers meet those needs, as well as providing training for them to undertake their roles effectively.