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Volunteering

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Volunteer Managers’ Forum

Peer-support for volunteer managers

Need help with supporting and managing volunteers in Solihull? Join the Volunteer Managers’ Forum.

The Forum meets bi-monthly for a two-hour structured meeting. Learn more about the forum and when it meets.

There is also an online forum for sharing, discussing and peer-support. Contact SUSTAiN to join this network.

Upcoming dates
Volunteer Managers’ Forum27 April at 2:26 amVolunteer Managers’

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Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Trustee vacancies – Relate

Relate Birmingham is advertising for two trustee vacancies.

Details of the vacancies can be downloaded below:

Vacancy details for Chair
Vacancy details for Trustee

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Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Literary Litter Pick in Hobs Moat

The Literary Litter Pickers of Hobs Moat Library

Putting the Lit into Litter

Love Hobs Moat, let’s clean up!

Join the Literary Litter Pickers of Hobs Moat Library for an hour from 10.00 – 11.00am with tea and coffee afterwards. Meeting once a month, starting from Hobs Moat

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Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Literary Litter Pick in Olton

The Literary Litter Pickers of Olton Library

Putting the Lit into Litter

Love Olton, let’s clean up!

Join the Literary Litter Pickers of Olton Library for an hour from 10.30 – 11.30am with tea and coffee afterwards. Meeting once a month, starting from Olton Library, on the following

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Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Invitation from Solihull MP to recognise volunteers

Julian Knight, MP for Solihull, has introduced Solihull Points of Light to recognise ‘some of the amazing volunteers who do so much to enhance life in our community’.

He is inviting organisations in the borough to nominate volunteers who deserve recognition and once a month he will choose one volunteer to visit, to give them a thank

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Friday, May 13th, 2016

Qualifications in volunteer management

Voluntary Action Sheffield is offering its nationally recognised qualifications in volunteer management via distance learning.

Prices start at £350 for a Level 3 qualification.

See details on the Voluntary Action Sheffield website.

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Friday, March 11th, 2016

Looking for a volunteering opportunity?

Search the Do-It website – the national database of volunteering opportunities.

Organisations in Solihull and around the country upload their opportunities to Do-It, where people can search the opportunities by the area they’re interested in.

Use the Do-It search box below to find a volunteering opportunity:

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Friday, February 13th, 2015

Legal update – Volunteering

This legal update has been received from Sandy Adirondack on Volunteering issues (2nd February 2015).

Resources

Updated information sheets from Wales Council for Voluntary Action (applicable in England, and probably 99% in Scotland and Northern Ireland as well).

Plus what’s happening with the former Volunteering England website.

Rights and responsibilities of volunteers and volunteer involving organisations

The 3R promise and

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Friday, December 20th, 2013

Volunteering in acute trusts in England

The King’s Fund has published new research into the contributions volunteers make to acute trusts.

One of the key findings was that acute trusts surveyed have an average of 471 which equates to more than 78,000 volunteers, contributing more than 13 million hours per year.

Click here for more information.

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Monday, January 7th, 2013

DBS checks to remain free for volunteers

Criminal records checks will continue to be free for volunteers, the government has confirmed.

The new ‘Update Service’ due to go live this spring means that once a volunteer has a DBS check they should not need to undergo a new check every time they start a new volunteering opportunity. Instead, the system will allow an

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