Volunteering fuels so much across the city of Bristol, and the wealth of knowledge amongst volunteer coordinators and organisations is huge.  Volunteer Bristol helps bring this together by facilitating a quarterly networking meeting where many topics are discussed such as DBS eligibility, volunteer recruitment, and effect of local policy making.  Information about the next Volunteer Organisers’ Forum can be found here.

Resources on all aspects of voluntary and community sector work can be found on Voscur’s Support Hub, including factsheets and guides on volunteer management handpicked by the Volunteer Bristol team.

As part of Voscur, training for volunteer managers is also on offer throughout the year on a range of topics such as ‘Volunteers and the Law’, ‘Volunteer Retention’ and ‘Back to Basics Volunteer Management’.  Voscur’s training programme can be found here.

Other resources you can find on the web include:

Business in the Community - This organisations helps charities match up with businesses for relationships and corporate volunteering days. 

Neighbourly - This website enables a charity to create a page and find potential funders and volunteers. 

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has a wealth of resources, training, events and downloadables on it's website. 

VInspired and Do-it provide opportunities to find volunteers and resources to help organisations on their websites. 

This link  has some advice from the government regarding volunteer rights.

This link  gives some advice and guidelines about when you need to insure your volunteers. 

This link  gives some advice about who can volunteer and when. This gives a brief outline to people who volunteer while on benefits. 

Blog Feed

November 15, 2016
Activity centre project shows how CSR can become mainstream business activity
A project involving Young Bristol and Burges Salmon shows just how great the benefits can be for all concerned if you plan your staff volunteering project.
August 25, 2016
Recognising great work in the community
Do you know a person or local voluntary group making an extraordinary contribution to the community, voluntary, local and social enterprise sector? If so, nominating them for an honour or award can be a great way to recognise their efforts.
July 19, 2016
Local charity wins top national award for the second time
Local charity WE Care & Repair has been named national Home Improvement Agency (HIA) Service of the Year 2016 at the national Home Improvement Agency and Handyperson Service Awards held at the House of Lords.