Support and Develop

Support and Develop

Support is important to enable someone to volunteer. It starts at recruitment and continues through the volunteering journey. Support takes into consideration issues that impact on someone’s ability to volunteer.

Support can come as a general offer to all volunteers but also  person-centred.

Offering support demonstrates your commitment to having an open and inclusive volunteering programme.


Development is an important part of your good volunteer management. Including opportunites for development to volunteers can:

  • Increase interest in your volunteering opportunity
  • Improve retention

It is important for your activites that volunteers are up-to-date with the skills and knowledge they need to do their role. Development offers will also be led by the needs of your group; social, financial and political changes.

Please use the menu on the left hand side to find some useful information.

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