DCFL achieve the Hertfordshire Valuing Volunteer Management 6 Point Promise
Lynn Keates, Project Manager with Dacorum Communities for Learning (DCFL), with volunteer Imogen, receiving their 6 Point Promise certificate.
Comments from DCFL volunteers:-
The Valuing Volunteer Management 6 Point Promise
Volunteer Centre Dacorum offers information, guidance and training in volunteer management. In partnership with other Volunteer Centres in Hertfordshire we have set up a quick and easy checklist that organisations can use to assess their current practices and procedures in the way they involve volunteers. The checklist covers 6 main areas of volunteer management - see below.
Our aim is to raise standards of volunteer management throughout Hertfordshire.
Please click here for FAQ about the 6 Point Promise.
The checklist (Word doc) is available to download. (Or click here for pdf). If your organisation meets all the criteria please send the completed checklist by post or email to the Volunteer Centre, together with a copy of your Volunteering Policy. The Centre will then be in touch to confirm 6 Point Promise achievement and award a certificate.
If your organisation's volunteer management needs a bit of help to reach the standards of the Valuing Volunteer Management 6 Point Promise, you may like to book onto one of our training days - future dates coming soon! We can also offer 1:1 guidance and a variety of document templates - please give us a ring on 01442 214734.
The check list covers the 6 main areas of volunteer management:-
Valuing Volunteer Management - 6 POINT PROMISE
- Planning for Volunteer involvement - a Volunteer Policy covers all aspects of the relationship with volunteers. Role descriptions are produced and volunteering is open to everyone
- Recruitment process - potential volunteers are contacted quickly and recruitment processes are fair, efficient and consistent
- Induction - new volunteers receive thorough preparation for their tasks and have a named person for ongoing support
- Support and safety - volunteers are covered by insurance and are included in health and safety policies. Out of pocket expenses are met wherever possible
- Training and personal development - volunteers motivations are met with appropriate tasks and those with extra support needs are enabled to volunteer wherever possible
- Involving, rewarding and recognising volunteers - volunteers contribute to decision making and are fully involved in the organisations activities. Volunteers receive appropriate recognition for their efforts and we say ... THANK YOU!