Volunteers make a difference in a whole range of settings and organisations from small volunteer led community groups, larger national and international charities and the NHS and other public sector organisations. Volunteers cover all necessary policies to effectively handle its services; eg. Safeguarding, Data Protection, Equal Opportunity, Health & eSafety, DBS checks.
You may need to adapt your volunteer management practice during the coronavirus outbreak. For specific guidance on volunteer management and to see our latest covid-19 guidance for charities, please visit the Government coronavirus guidance.
Why involve volunteers in your organisation?
Involving volunteers can add great value to what 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 skills, experience and knowledge
Reach more of your beneficiaries
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, skills development and potential routes to employment.
The Cartesians Academy is dominated by volunteers. From this financial year God willing, we are going to employ two part timers if funding allows us to (from ncvo.org.uk/your-team/volunteers)
The academy is currently being run with between ten and twelve permanent volunteers and five temporary volunteers. Recruitment process for Volunteers and Staffs is in place and yearly updated. Suitable candidate follows the recruitment process under interview techniques.
Names, addresses and contact of our volunteers are not disclosed to the public without their consent.