Toolkits and Kitemark

Volunteer Centre Leeds has published a range of toolkits and developed a kitemark scheme.

Pdf copies of the following two volunteering toolkits are available to download below:

  1. Young Volunteers Toolkit

    The Young Volunteers Toolkit looks at the benefits of using young volunteers, safeguarding, insurance and health and safety considerations, minimum age, young volunteers on benefits and expenses.

  2. Making Volunteering Inclusive Toolkit

    The Making Volunteering Inclusive Toolkit is designed as a first step to making your volunteering programme more inclusive and looks at what to consider if you are considering introducing disabled people into your volunteering programme.

We also have a generic "Volunteering Toolkit" available on how to set up a volunteering programme, but please note this publication is old and some of the information is out of date. Printed copies are available on request.

Volunteering Kitemark

The Volunteering Kitemark is designed to give recognition that an organisation meets the principles set out in the toolkits and the Leeds Compact. Accreditation is available to organisations who meet the standard.

Details about the Kitemark and how to apply are available to download below.

Free printed copies

If you would like a free printed copy of any of the toolkits or the kitemark information, please email

Download the toolkits

Making Volunteering Inclusive Toolkit

(PDF, 389.8 KB)

A beginner’s guide to making your volunteering programme more inclusive

Young Volunteers Toolkit

(PDF, 342.6 KB)

A beginners guide to introducing young volunteers into your volunteering programme

The Kitemark Information and Application Form

(PDF, 851 KB)

This kitemark is designed to show that an organisation meets the principles set out in the Leeds Compact for promoting volunteering.