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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.

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Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Board members – Father Hudson’s Care

Father Hudson’s Care seeks to refresh its Board by recruiting new Trustees. We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within our current Board. You will have good interpersonal skills and creativity, and have an interest in one or more of the following: business; children and family services;

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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).


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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Friday, December 7th, 2012

Guide to Disclosure and Barring Service

On 1 December 2012 the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) merged to form the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a result ‘CRB checks’ are now called ‘DBS checks’.

Volunteering England has produced a user-friendly guide to the new DBS/CRB checking system which  you might find useful. This guidance is principally aimed

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Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Trustee & Fundraiser Opportunity

Are you passionate about and committed to allowing young people to reach their potential in new and exciting ways?

Great – because we are looking for a volunteer Chair, Secretary, Fundraiser, someone to help deliver our D of E program and enthusiastic leaders willing to get their hands dirty.

Challenge Adventure Group is a male only youth

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