Safeguarding Resources

Keeping people safe is important. All organisations need to do safeguarding well. Everyone needs to be involved. These resources will […]

National Learning hub for Volunteering

In these challenging times, it is fantastic to see so many volunteers, and the staff that support them, helping our […]

How to have courageous conversations

Working with volunteers could be a very rewarding experience, but equally challenging. It’s not uncommon for volunteer service managers/coordinators to […]

Risk assessment Checklists for volunteers

If you would like to do a risk assessment exercise before allowing volunteers back on site then visit the Helpforce […]

Volunteering Round-up

In this month’s round-up, Jarina Choudhury has updated guidance on keeping volunteers safe as the lockdown eases. Volunteers and volunteering […]

Covid-19 Volunteer Training & Resources

Following your feedback via their survey on volunteer support infrastructure in response to COVID-19, NAVCA have been working with Volunteering […]

How to involve and safeguard volunteers during coronavirus

This webinar, broadcast on 14 May 2020, will bring you up to date on common volunteering roles, key safeguarding principles […]

Are you ready for when your charity shop re-opens?

The Toolkit – Managing Charity Shop Volunteers will help you with all aspects of managing your volunteers from induction to […]

Tips for keeping safe when volunteering

Tips on keeping safe while volunteering throughout the Covid-19 epidemic from Support Cambridgeshire. YouTube: Tips on keeping safe when volunteering

Covid-19 Communications Volunteering

Communications experts are offering free hands-on support to organisations on the Coronovirus frontline through the C19 Comms Volunteers initiative. The […]

Our Frontline | New mental health and wellbeing resources launched

Leading mental health charities are uniting for the first time to provide round the clock mental health support to those […]

Training for coronavirus volunteers

This training was designed by the British Red Cross for anyone who is responding to the coronavirus outbreak. Whether you’ve […]

COVID-19 Cash Handling for Volunteers

COVID-19 Cash Handling for Volunteers (Support Staffordshire Factsheet) If you are a group that is supporting people in the community […]

New Interim Volunteer Training Launched

Befriending Networks has developed this training to help organisations safely and efficiently train ‘Interim Befrienders’ (volunteers specifically recruited to deliver […]

What we’ve learnt about payment methods for volunteers

There has been a lot of chatter amongst the NAVCA members recently about different ways to handle transactions – whether […]

Need skills to urgently support your charity?

At this crucial time, Volunteering Matters have issued a call to businesses who want to support charities through volunteering their […]

Befriending Guidance-Covid and Interim

The information set out in this document is intended to help you when volunteering as an interim befriender to those […]


With many organisations taking decisions about whether to furlough their staff, NCVO have set out what this means for those […]

Sainsbury’s Shopping Card

The Sainsbury’s Shopping Cards are a great way for families to pay for their groceries and other essentials. The Shopping […]

Volunteer Shopping Cards

Volunteer Shopping Card Let’s make tough times that little bit easier … Not being able to get to the shops […]

General Advice for Voluntary Organisations on Police Contact

General information for police contact for volunteers. •If a volunteer believes a person is in imminent danger they should call […]

Safeguarding Awareness for Volunteers

A 3 minute video by Waltham Forest Council, on safeguarding awareness for volunteers. Youtube – Safeguarding Awareness

Fundamentals of Safeguarding

Any group, club or organisation working with or around children and vulnerable adults should have strict safeguarding policies and procedures […]

Involving Volunteers

Advice on involving and managing volunteers during the coronavirus outbreak. Contents – How volunteers can make a difference – Redirecting […]

Are Volunteers on lockdown?

A question on many people’s lips is ‘can people still volunteer under the lockdown?’ NCVO have spoken to the government […]

Volunteers Responding to Coronavirus

When crisis hits, people step up – and we’re seeing lots of that right now. NCVO are sharing information about […]

Safeguarding Factsheet: Community volunteers during COVID-19 outbreak

This factsheet is designed to address specific concerns that people involved in supporting their community may have at this time. […]

Changes to DBS ID Checking Guidelines

Information from the government regarding temporary changes to ID checking guidelines that are being made as a result of the […]

Template documents for organisations needing volunteers

Checklist for Covid-19 Volunteer Groups 1. What are you asking your volunteers to do? It is imperative volunteers are told […]

Volunteer safeguarding guidance

VODA have produced some useful short animations to support volunteering during the COVID-19 emergency. Safeguarding when volunteering Safety When Volunteering […]