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.

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

Latest Learning Opportunities

Facilitating Groups Effectively - a two-day course through LVSC and Happy. Highly interactive with lots of chance to practice techniques, and time to reflect on your own skills and development. Previous comments on the course: "Clever approach"...     "Lots of short sessions that covered plenty of content"  16th/17th October, course outline here, please call to book … Continue reading Latest Learning Opportunities

Demonstrating the Value of your Volunteer Programme

Your volunteers achieve a lot, overcome a lot, and learn a lot through their volunteering.  You want to show them and your organisation how much is gained.  or maybe you’ve found some possible funding for supporting the volunteering part of what you do, but you’ve never put into words before just what people get from … Continue reading Demonstrating the Value of your Volunteer Programme