Good practice guide

This guide gives you information on how to develop a fulfilling and meaningful volunteering experience, in a fair, safe and supportive environment. It will help you to implement good practice in volunteer management, and develop good practice in all stages of your volunteering programme.

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We recommend following good practice in order to make your volunteering programme:

  • As inclusive as possible
  • To ensure that your volunteers have the best experience possible
  • To make sure that your volunteering programme has the best positive impact for everyone involved
  • To create rather than stifle new opportunities.

We recognise that volunteering takes place in many ways and, across all sectors and within a multitude of structures. However we believe that the underlying values of good practice makes volunteering valuable, sustainable and beneficial for everyone.

This guide will help you to achieve good practice in managing your volunteers and your volunteering programme.

Example documents in our guide are available in Microsoft Word format so you can adapt them according to your needs. If you need them in another format or have any feedback on our guide, or  need one-to-one support to develop your volunteering programme, get in touch with our Volunteering Development Coordinator, Sue Shaw, on sue@bhcommunityworks.org.uk or 01273 234860