Good Practice Resources & Support

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We support organisations to involve volunteers with our good practice in volunteer management resources and support.

Volunteering Good Practice – Why?

By definition good practice is a standard way of doing something that has been proven to achieve the best results.

But why should we adhere to good practice in volunteer management? 

It is important to get things right from the start.  Following good practice demonstrates a commitment to involving volunteers in the work we do and ensures we are consistent in our approach to all volunteers.  Good practice helps us maintain high standards, deliver a high quality volunteering experience and can enhance our reputation.

If you would like support in how you involve volunteers, our experienced volunteering team is here to help. We can offer free, confidential advice and support.

Please contact Helen Stanbridge, Our Volunteer Centre Officer on 01636 679539 or email

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Documents and templates – click on any of the links below.  Further documents and templates will be added shortly:

Good Practice Guide to Volunteer Management

Good Practice Guide to Volunteer Expenses

sample volunteer policy

template expenses claim form

template – volunteer role

template – volunteer agreement