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Volunteering Bulletin

January 2015

Welcome to our monthly e-bulletin for the England Volunteering Development Council (East Midlands) on regional and national news and policy developments for volunteering. If you have any comments, please get in touch by emailing


Volunteering news

Volunteering platform re-launched

Online volunteering platform Do-it has been re-launched by its new owner, the Do-it Trust, with more emphasis on sharing volunteering opportunities via social media.

Volunteering Impact Assessment Toolkit

The third edition of the Volunteering Impact Assessment Toolkit, can be used by anyone who involves volunteers in their organisation or coordinates their activities and helps organisations assess the difference that volunteering makes.

Innovation in Giving Fund Volunteer Centre Programme

In 2013 eight volunteer centres, including Lincolnshire, were awarded with coaching and funding of up to £50,000 through the Cabinet Office Innovation in Giving Fund, for the period April to December 2013.

Young people and volunteering

A new review by the Institute of Volunteering Research has brought together existing evidence on the outcomes of youth volunteering, social action and leadership and on the metrics which can be used to measure them.

Volunteering training

Excellence in recruiting and managing volunteers

Date: 28 January 2015
Venue: Kings Centre, Wigston, Leicestershire LE18 1PA

Are you an experienced manager of volunteers that just needs to be kept up-to-date to ensure that your recruitment and on-going management of volunteers is in line with best practice?

Volunteers and the law

Date: 13 February 2015
Venue: Innovation Centre, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7QB

The aim of this session is to give you an overview of the legal position of volunteers, letting you know where problems could arise and how to avoid them – all in plain English.

Managing remote volunteers

Date: 18 March 2015
Venue: Braunstone Civic Centre, 209 Kingsway, Leicester LE3 2PP

The aim of this session is to enable managers of volunteers in remote locations to develop the right culture and systems to get the best out of their volunteers.

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