We aim to improve the quality of volunteering in Wales by providing information, support and advice to those who work with volunteers.
To advertise volunteering opportunities within your organisation,
Fiona Liddell, Volunteering Development Manager at WCVA,
offers some tips for volunteers on making the most of the new
Volunteering Wales website
The new Volunteering Wales Platform - Help! Where do I start?
I'm on the new Volunteering Wales platform - what now?
New website to help you get into volunteering
Need help with volunteering-wales.net?
Looking for funding?
Occupational Standards outline the competences and skill areas
that may be required of those who work with volunteers, and were
last revised in 2008. Our training courses,
such as the volunteer management module of the Courses for
Communities programme, are mapped to these standards.
The Investing in Volunteers
Standard provides a benchmark of good practice which focuses on
the organisation, rather than specifically on the volunteer
manager. The Standard can be a useful guide, whether or not
the organisation chooses to work towards achieving the Investing in
Volunteers accreditation. It can be downloaded free of
Our suite of information sheets on volunteering
topics and selection of model policies and
templates will help you to develop your own policies and
procedures for the effective involvement of volunteers.
If you can't find what you need then get in touch with us via the
WCVA Helpline 0800 2888 329.
Our resources page includes
material developed through funded projects on green volunteering,
and on volunteers with extra support needs, and other resources to
Wales Network is open to all who work with volunteers and
are interested in issues of volunteering policy and practice of
national significance. You are welcome to attend meetings or
simply to receive information by email. Other sources of
support for volunteer managers are also suggested under Networks,
Forums and Support.
As well as our regular volunteering news
service, you will find on these pages, articles on volunteering 'good practice' and 'hot topics'.
For information about grant funding for your volunteer programme,
visit 'Our funding schemes'.