Volunteers and charity employees are critical to a healthy and productive third sector. Whilst some external factors, such as the pandemic, have impacted takeup, there are signs of re-emerging interest and recovery.
The Commission on Civil Society identified that there is a need to develop new ways to improve the retention, recognition and engagement of volunteers and that there is an opportunity for the private sector to play a crucial role in this by getting involved in corporate social responsibility initiatives. It also stated the government needs to re-evaluate better support for the sector in this task.
Issue 14 of Charities Network looks at things you can do to engage staff and volunteers with examples of schemes and programmes to recruit them.
What’s in this issue?
5 signs your staff and volunteers are disengaging – with some practical suggestions from Eleanor from Atkinson HR Consulting on how you can fix this.
How to create a great onboarding experience for volunteers – Ashley from Volunteero shares some best practices.
Key insights on improving wellbeing at work – what global evidence suggests are the key areas to focus on.
Examples and considerations when designing a corporate volunteering programme.