To get the most out of your volunteers, and give back a valuable experience to them, you need to have good procedures in place.
You must do a disclosure check if you take on a volunteer who has regular contact with children and protected adults.
Where to go for information
- Volunteer Scotland: offers guidance and training in volunteer management, and manages the Investing in Volunteers standard; you can also advertise your volunteering vacancies on their website
- Volunteer Centre Edinburgh: has a Good Practice Guide – ‘Volunteer Wiki’ and runs a Core Skills in Volunteer Management training programme
- Volunteer Centres across Scotland: find a volunteer centre in your area
- Project Scotland: helps young people aged 16 to 30 to get on in life through full-
time volunteering with a local charity in Scotland
- The Vital Ingredient: examples of volunteering in community food and health work and demonstrates the value of volunteering (CFHS 2012)
- Reach Volunteering and Do IT: websites where you can advertise for volunteers free of charge
- Scottish Volunteering Forum: a group of organisations passionate about increasing volunteering