Falkirk has always had a vibrant voluntary sector, with groups and organisations being driven by volunteers to create activities, opportunities and services for the communities that make up the whole (and very wide) Falkirk and District area.
And none more so than those volunteers who came forward to create community response groups in their own communities, to help minimise the immediate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. WOW, the response by these volunteers, community champions and leaders has been absolutely amazing!
As you can see, volunteers are at the heart of all of our communities, whether visible or not, they are a vital resource that must be nurtured and supported.
As we move in to the different phases of the easing of restrictions, groups will be considering as to whether to continue in the same level of support or to change and adapt their activities to maintain sustainability and to grow and develop. There are also many groups and organisations who had to stop their services immediately due to the restrictions, and they will be looking to re-engage with their volunteers, clients, and communities.
Volunteer Falkirk has created this space to provide relevant resources for local groups and organisations to use to help them to develop and maintain their volunteer programme. We are here to help you.
So whether your group is expanding your volunteering team, or are perhaps new to volunteering management, we can help you each step of the way. We can create a bespoke programme of support from developing policies and procedures, to seeking funding for adaptations due to COVID-19 restrictions, to recruiting and supporting volunteers through to gaining accreditation for your volunteer programme. Just get in touch with us and we will arrange to meet with you and your group to discuss your plans and resources, and help you devise an action plan to work through on your own timeline.
We can help you with template forms, examples of policies, organisation structure, training for your organisation and your volunteers, as well as development plans and volunteer management.
Good volunteer management is so important in organising, utilising and communicating with your volunteers as they are a valuable asset to your organisation as you develop and achieve your aims and objectives.
To help you develop your volunteering programme in a structured way, we can support you through the Volunteer Friendly Award: an accreditation recognising your commitment and support in your volunteering programme.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Volunteer Friendly Award, please get in touch with us by phone: 0300 311 9700, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Falkirk represents the volunteering landscape of our local area which includes our third sector, our public sector, our communities and, of course, our volunteers.
Volunteers include those who undertake formal and defined volunteer roles regularly, those who help out others in their community on an informal basis when needed (and may well consider themselves “good neighbours” rather than volunteers!), and those whose volunteering activities fall anywhere in between “formal” and “informal”.
As such, the Volunteer Falkirk website will be a shared platform to provide resources, share ideas, celebrate achievements and provide a central hub for everyone who is interested in volunteering in Falkirk and District.
You can get involved with Volunteer Falkirk by:
- highlighting volunteering related resource that would be helpful
- sharing your own resources that will be relevant or others
- telling us about your volunteering projects, stories and ideas you would like us to feature and share
- sending communications to local volunteers and/or groups in the area
- sharing themes or topics where we can facilitate an open meeting or forum to discuss
- celebrating the achievements of your volunteers and projects
- telling us about your ideas and what you would like to see on Volunteer Falkirk
Contact us by phone: 0300 311 9700, or email: email@example.com