Support & Guidance

Volunteer Centre Dundee works with organisations and groups that involve volunteers by giving them support, advice and guidance on all areas of volunteer management and development. We provide a range of support options, opportunities to network, training and forums, all designed to share knowledge and best practice in managing your volunteers.

We can provide support and guidance using a range of tools including:

  • Advertising your volunteer roles through our volunteer drop-in service at Voluntary Gateway Dundee and online via Volunteer Dundee and Volunteer Scotland websites – great to help attract more volunteers
  • Measuring the impact of volunteers using Volunteer Impact Assessment Toolkit (VIAT)
    great for seeing the difference volunteers make across your organisation
  • Mentoring and support to achieve the Volunteer Friendly Award, a Quality Standard in Volunteer Management (54 groups in Dundee have already achieved the accolade) – great for reviewing how you do things against best practice standards
  • Networking opportunities – Volunteer Managers Forum, Peer Support Workshops and Online Sharing – great to meet others and find out what is going across the sector and share issues and practice
  • Promoting any one-off volunteering events direct to volunteers interested in one-off opportunities – great to target volunteers for any one-off events
  • Advertising and promoting your committees / board vacancies – great to help you recruit new people onto your board
  • Guidance on developing your volunteer roles – great to see if you could involve volunteers in any other areas of your group or in areas where we know there is demand
  • Volunteer Management Training modules covering getting started to involve volunteers, recruitment, retention and recognition of volunteers that link into the strands of the Volunteer Friendly Award – great for those new to managing volunteers and a good starting point for the Volunteer Friendly Award