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Volunteers - not just for Christmas!

The festive season is nearly here and with it, that warm fuzzy glow of goodwill that encourages us all to make sure our friends and neighbours are experiencing a little joy at Christmas time.  To make the most of harnessing people’s good will, we’ve put together our top tips on attracting volunteers over the holiday season as well as how to keep them after the holly and ivy have been put away for another year.

Making applications easy

Volunteers are service users too

I’m often the person championing technology and becoming more digital so jumped at the chance to attend this year’s National Volunteering Forum and it didn’t disappoint.  There was so much great conversation but I'll share a few messages that stayed with me and are ones that we’ll be thinking about here in the next few months.

What makes a good trustee?

How can we be good trustees?

I was asked to speak at an AGM earlier this year about good governance so I started by identifying what good practice says about governance. The latest edition of the Good Trustee Guide; the bible for voluntary sector governance, outlines twelve essential board responsibilities which include:

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