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A useful volunteering guide for your charity customers

Charities are always looking for efficiencies and innovative ways to deliver services, raise awareness and raise funds, such as harnessing expertise and insight from corporate partners. We’re also increasingly seeing new trends such as the use of professional volunteers or testing of micro-volunteering initiatives.

As one of our charity brokers, we want to work with you to ensure your clients are protected. So we’ve created a practical guide looking at key issues and offering hints, tips and resources around attracting volunteers. The guide includes:

ticks Corporate Partnerships – How to identify corporate partners? How your charity clients can get the most out of partnerships and be aware of the risks involved.

ticks Professional volunteering – Why use professional volunteers? How charities can attract professional volunteers and guidance on the risks your clients may be exposed to.

ticks Micro-volunteering – what makes a good micro-volunteering opportunity? How to get started and what are the potential risks for a charity?


The guide is full of hints and tips from specialists and national charities for your customers to make the most the opportunities available. The guide’s contributors include:

ticks Sue Ryder 
ticks Help from Home 
ticks Media Trust  
ticks Reach Skills

Also, to help you raise the topic with your clients we have produced a generic letter and email template for you to use. We've also produced a useful Disclosure and Barring Service checklist.

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