Looking for volunteers?

 

If you are looking for volunteers to support your organisation, Volunteer Centre Birmingham is here to help.

We can advertise your volunteering vacancies at Volunteer Centre Birmingham and online at www.do-it.org.uk.

This is a free service to voluntary and community organisations in Birmingham.

If you have any leaflets or promotional materials regarding your volunteering opportunity please send us these too and we can display them in Volunteer Centre Birmingham.

 

 

HOW TO ADVERTISE YOUR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

If you are an organisation who would like to advertise your volunteer vacanices with us, please take a look at the links below.

1. Fill out our Organisation Registration form

2. Consult our Volunteer Centre Code of Conduct

3.  Refer to the document  "How to write an inspiring opportunity"

 

Once you have completed the form, you can return it to us on email at volunteerbirmingham@bvsc.org or post it to us at Volunteer Centre Birmingham, 138 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DR.

Your organisation should have these policies and procedures in place before recruiting:

• Equal opportunities policy

• Health and safety policy

• Volunteer policy

• Volunteer induction

• Public/Employers liability insurance that covers volunteers.

We expect organisations to adhere to our Code of Conduct when recruiting and working with volunteers.

We will then publicise your opportunity and use it to match volunteers to your specific requirements. When potential volunteers see your opportunity, they will contact you using the details you have given to discuss the position.

Please note that organisations are responsible for their own recruitment and selection procedures, DBS (formerly CRB) checks and reference requests for volunteers.

 

COULD YOU SUPPORT A FUNDED VOLUNTEERING PLACEMENT?

Volunteer Centre Birmingham is supporting Talent Match participants to access a voluntary placement to enhance their skills and confidence to enable them to enter into the world of work. Talentmatch is a Big Lottery funded employment preparation programme for 18-24 year olds within the Solihull and Brimingham area, offering them a wrap around support service based on their individual needs. Throughout the placement individuals will receive support from their Talent Match coach and organisations will be reimbursed travel expenses and paid funding up to £280 for supporting each individual.

For more information on how your organisation can take on a supported volunteer:

Email volunteerplacement@bvsc.org 
Tel: 0121 678 8808.

MANAGING VOLUNTEERS

If you would like help in developing a policy for volunteers and managing volunteers, check out our Managing Volunteers webpage.

You are under no legal obligation to pay any expenses to volunteers. However, it is good practice to pay out of pocket expenses e.g. travel.  We strongly recommend that organisations reimburse where they are able. Please note it is important for you as an organisation to only ever pay expenses that the volunteer has paid themselves, any money over this could have legal implications for yourself and the volunteer.

 

EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERING

Are you looking for a team of upto 30 employee volunteers to complete a one-off practical project? Please visit our Business Involvement page for more information.

 

Visit our FAQ page for more information 

If you would like to discuss registration or if you have any further questions, please email volunteerbirmingham@bvsc.org or call us on 0121 678 8839.

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