So what can we do for your organisation?
1. Assist with recruitment of volunteers
- Brokerage for other organisations: matching individual volunteers with them by maintaining a broad database of local opportunities. We maintain a database of information about your needs for volunteers and match local people to the opportunities that best suit their skills, experiences and motivation.
- Maintain & manage a local Bradford & District volunteering database promoting a range of opportunities across the district.
- Promote your opportunities via our ‘home page – opportunities of the month’
- Highlight and promote your opportunities via our social media streams
- Make volunteering as accessible as possible by providing support assistance for people as required.
- Campaigning to promote and increase the involvement of volunteers from the asylum seeker / refugee community.
- Run several appointment based and drop-ins across Bradford District offering advice and information for individuals with support needs wishing to volunteer.
- We assist around 5000 people per year, so registering with us should ensure that your volunteering opportunities reach a wide audience.
- Supporting local organisations to provide inclusive volunteer roles – training available
2. Advice and support on volunteer management
- We maintain an up-to-date library of information on current legal and good practice issues in respect of inclusive volunteering, including how to develop a volunteering policy, volunteer’s expenses and tax, vetting volunteers etc.
- Promote good practice around inclusive volunteering
- We can also offer consultancy in all aspects of inclusive volunteering, Training | BVC (volunteeringbradford.org)
- Provide advice and guidance around safeguarding issues – basic awareness training Training | BVC (volunteeringbradford.org)
3. Inclusive Volunteering development
- Provide training and consultation on developing inclusive roles
- Provide trained volunteer support assistants
- Provide trained interpreters / translators
- Provide conversational English classes
- Provide accompanied travel and support around travel training.