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?

Covering our bases…Best Practice Basics

Very engaging and informative… with a positive, inclusive ethos” Natalie, Forest Farm Peace Garden Volunteer Management has found its way back into the news recently for reasons we’d all rather avoid – no volunteer co-ordinator wants to end up in the High Court proving their volunteer is not an employee, or settling an employment tribunal … Continue reading Covering our bases…Best Practice Basics