Cajoled vs. Coerced. Cajoled Wins.

Coerced volunteering, or mandatory work placements under threat of sanctions - which do so much to erode strong supportive volunteering cultures - have been making the news again with a study showing that sanctions do nothing to get people into better work, or better health. (It's already been proved that good, unsanctioned volunteering placements DO … Continue reading Cajoled vs. Coerced. Cajoled Wins.

Who Can Volunteer?

If you've joined me for training around Volunteers and the Law in the last couple of years, you'll possibly remember a discussion around where exactly Asylum Seekers are allowed to volunteer.  You may remember me explaining the odd nature of the law - only in a charity, nothing public sector, no NHS.  "But what about … Continue reading Who Can Volunteer?

All you Need to Know About Volunteer Recruitment in One Image

Sometimes low-tech is the way to go.  Despite a bit of hi-tech with volunteer management online workshops,  it turns out I only need one little image to make the most important recruitment point. Welcome, CUTE BOMB! I've heard people say various things about volunteer recruitment while training and advising.. “We don’t have time for volunteers … Continue reading All you Need to Know About Volunteer Recruitment in One Image