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Connecting Volunteer Managers and sharing good practice

The Leeds Volunteer Managers Network meets monthly to share ideas, strengthen good practice and create new networks. It’s a great opportunity for volunteer managers to connect and share peer support. The group is passionate about volunteering in Leeds and strives to find ways to make volunteering better for everyone. Sign up to the mailing list for opportunities to get involved.

Join the network and lead the way

The Volunteer Managers Network are always looking for volunteer managers to join the network steering group to help shape priorities and action plans. The network are particularly interested to hear from professionals who can represent the diversity of our communities. Get in touch with us at volunteering@val.org.uk to discuss how you can be part of our steering group.

Resources for Volunteer Managers Toolkits, Guides and Top Tips

thumbnails of the pages of the Volunteering Handbook

Network members with support from the Volunteer Centre Leeds team create and share a range of useful guides and resources to shape best practice in the city.

One of the key resources we have is the Volunteer Handbook which many organisations have adopted for use in their volunteer induction. It’s freely available to download along with many more toolkits and resources you can use.

The Leeds Volunteering Quality Mark

Navy floret with the words Leeds Volunteering Quality Mark inside with a white tick

Members also collaborated with Volunteer Centre Leeds team on the Leeds Volunteering Quality Mark – an accreditation for organisations who manage volunteers to show that they are outstanding in their field. It gives credit to organisations that run high quality volunteer programmes and give their volunteers a great experience.

Join to shape volunteering in Leeds

If you are a volunteer manager passionate about volunteering in Leeds join the network by signing up to the mailing list.

You’ll receive the regular newsletter with useful information and dates of upcoming meetings which you’re welcome to join.

Follow the link below and select ‘Managing and Supporting Volunteers which is fifth on the list.

This mailing list is managed by Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL). You may wish to subscribe to some of the other categories of interests listed to receive their updates as well.

Volunteer Induction Videos

This set of videos can be used during the induction process for your volunteers. There are four induction videos which cover:

  • Safeguarding
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Confidentiality and Data Protection
  • Staying Safe
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