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Volunteering Support for Medway Organisations

It is estimated that 42%** of adults in the UK give unpaid support at least once a month to a local group, club or organisation. The Medway Volunteer Network has been established to support this volunteering community in Medway, and enhance the capacity available to voluntary and community organisation in Medway.

We offer your organisation access to the Medway Volunteer Network Bulletin plus resources  to help you write and upload volunteering opportunities.

Medway Volunteer Network Bulletin – this is a fortnightly update promoting the most current volunteering opportunities in Medway. The bulletin is issued directly to all volunteers who sign up to the network; and, along with relevant news and resources, will detail web links to real time volunteering opportunities. To advertise your volunteering opportunities free of charge in this bulletin, you simply need to:

    • Complete our online vacancy submission form (you will need to Register/Login, if required you will be prompted to do so)
    • Read and comply with the terms and conditions, which can be found here.

Available resources are listed below. More advice and support can be found here            

Getting Started – Do you need help to recruit volunteers? We have some information and tips to help you get started:

Supporting and Retaining Volunteers– to help your organisation develop the support given to volunteers, here are some useful guides:

Volunteering News & Trends - helping your organisation to keep up to date on the latest volunteering news via the MVN Blog page

Adding Value – you can extend volunteer support beyond that given by your organisation at no extra cost:

    Your existing volunteers are welcome to subscribe to the Medway Volunteer Network Bulletin that, along with volunteering opportunities, shares interesting news and resources to support volunteers – click here for the link to subscribe.

    You can also encourage your volunteers to join the online Medway Volunteer Network Communities. These give your volunteers a space to connect and chat with like-minded people; these social media platforms (moderated by MVA) are open to people who volunteer their time in Medway. Here are the details you can share with your volunteers:

Training Opportunities – NKTS offer a range of training courses, from inclusion to compliance, click here to find out more. Other training opportunities in Medway that might be of interest to organisations will be included in MVA’s monthly newsletter – use the form in the footer below to subscribe to the newsletter.

Medway’s VCS Community - Shared Experiences– click here to read some of Medway’s volunteer experiences and to find out how you can share your story too. You can also learn about MVA’s annual Barry Clout Award, the stories from past nominees and winners and details on how to nominate your volunteers for a future Award. 

 

** Source: 2014/15 Community Life Survey