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York Volunteers (York’s Volunteer Centre within York CVS) is here to support volunteering within voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations serving the York area and those with Volunteer management responsibilities within those organisations.

 

What we offer:

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Promotion of your Volunteering Opportunities

Upload your volunteering opportunities to our free online Volunteering Platform. We will vet the opportunity, can give feedback for improvements and then endorse it so it appears on our Volunteering Opportunities Page which has over 800 unique views from local people browsing opportunities every month. We will also promote your opportunities to our ever-growing mailing list of people waiting for the right opportunity to come along. We also have opportunities to share some roles on local radio and social media.

Advice & Volunteering Best Practice

If you’re a large charity or a small group that’s just established, we’ve got a wealth of experience managing volunteers and supporting volunteer managers with volunteers in a multitude of roles.

Whether you need helping making your Trustee role more enticing, developing a new role, writing volunteer handbooks or policies, need help finding other organisations, or help with a specific situation involving volunteers, we’re here to support you.

A photo of Drew Richardson (Volunteer Centre Manager at York CVS), a white man with medium length red hair and beard, in a blue shirt, wearing a York CVS lanyard, talks to someone over a computer headset.

Free Volunteer Management Software

Do you spend too much of your time trying to figure out volunteer rotas, working out volunteer hours for reporting, or just trying to make spreadsheets do what you need them to do? In an underfunded VCSE Sector, Volunteering teams are often the least funded, so we understand the need for free solutions; that’s why we’ve invested in an online volunteering platform for York and it’s VCSE organisations that can provide great Volunteer Management Software for free.

  • Manage the recruitment process, and the many outcomes that may have, from start to finish. Whether it’s as simple as people just signing-up or application forms and interviews, etc.
  • Automatically record volunteer hours
  • Create rotas just for you, or that your volunteers can sign-up for shifts on.
  • Bring up monitoring data in one click.
  • Allow your volunteers to generate C.V.s automatically, highlighting the skills you’ve recognised in the role.
  • Recruit for new roles and easily sync your roles with our website for promotion.
  • Collaborate with other organisations, promote their roles, share roles between you.

Training & Events

We organise events to help you to promote your volunteering opportunities or to support you with training needs or best practice.

A screenshot of presentation slide from a Trustee Recruitment Event run by York Volunteers which asks potential trustees to reflect on their thoughts about becoming a trustee
A screenshot of a video call. There are 9 different windows, three have members of the York Volunteers team, the other attendees cameras have been obscurred with a default stylised image of a person that appears when know profile image is set.

Volunteer Management Forum

We hold quarterly Volunteer Management Forum events where those with volunteer management responsibilities within York’s VCSE Sector can come to network, discuss the latest developments in the sector and share best practice with one another.

Representation

We pass on your experiences as the local VCSE sector at a regional and national level and involve the local sector in national research or consultations and the development of new strategies, policies and initiatives at a city-wide, regional and national level.

 

A photo of Rachael Maskell (local MP and Shadow Minister for the Voluntary Sector and Charities) and different representatives from the local VCSE Sector stood in the courtyard of the Priory Street Centre.
Promotion of your Volunteering Opportunities

Upload your volunteering opportunities to our free online Volunteering Platform. We will vet the opportunity, can give feedback for improvements and then endorse it so it appears on our Volunteering Opportunities Page which has over 800 unique views from local people browsing opportunities every month. We will also promote your opportunities to our ever-growing mailing list of people waiting for the right opportunity to come along. We also have opportunities to share some roles on local radio and social media.

Advice & Volunteering Best Practice

If you’re a large charity or a small group that’s just established, we’ve got a wealth of experience managing volunteers and supporting volunteer managers with volunteers in a multitude of roles.

Whether you need helping making your Trustee role more enticing, developing a new role, writing volunteer handbooks or policies, need help finding other organisations, or help with a specific situation involving volunteers, we’re here to support you. Get in contact with us.

Free Volunteer Management Software

Do you spend too much of your time trying to figure out volunteer rotas, working out volunteer hours for reporting, or just trying to make spreadsheets do what you need them to do? In an underfunded VCSE Sector, Volunteering teams are often the least funded, so we understand the need for free solutions; that’s why we’ve invested in an online volunteering platform for York and it’s VCSE organisations that can provide great Volunteer Management Software for free.

  • Manage the recruitment process, and the many outcomes that may have, from start to finish. Whether it’s as simple as people just signing-up or application forms and interviews, etc.
  • Automatically record volunteer hours
  • Create rotas just for you, or that your volunteers can sign-up for shifts on.
  • Bring up monitoring data in one click.
  • Allow your volunteers to generate C.V.s automatically, highlighting the skills you’ve recognised in the role.
  • Recruit for new roles and easily sync your roles with our website for promotion.
  • Collaborate with other organisations, promote their roles, share roles between you.

Get started here.

Training & Events

We organise events to help you to promote your volunteering opportunities or to support you with training needs or best practice.

Find out what’s coming soon.

Volunteer Management Forum

We hold quarterly Volunteer Management Forum events where those with volunteer management responsibilities within York’s VCSE Sector can come to network, discuss the latest developments in the sector and share best practice with one another.

Sign up to the next Volunteer Management Forum here.

Representation

We pass on your experiences as the local VCSE sector at a regional and national level and involve the local sector in national research or consultations and the development of new strategies, policies and initiatives at a city-wide, regional and national level.

Resources

We’re working on building a library of resources to support you. In future they’ll appear below; in the meantime don’t hesitate to get in contact with any queries you might have.

 

Contact us:

Contact the York Volunteers Team on:

Telephone: 01904 621133

Email: volunteering@yorkcvs.org.uk