Connecting you with other volunteer organisers

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We provide practical guidance and support to volunteer coordinators and managers across North Yorkshire.

You can access support on a range of areas including: volunteer recruitment and retention, policies and procedures and operational good practice. We also facilitate a regular support network for people managing volunteers and host a free online directory of volunteering opportunities.

Upcoming network meetings

Share your experience of volunteer coordination, learn about new resources and policy development, and explore mutual topics of interest. In these inclusive network meetings, members set the agenda. Open to everyone who supports volunteers within North Yorkshire.

Our next network meeting is on 15 July. Find out more here.

Previous network meetings

An overview of previous network meeting discussions, useful links and resources.

1 July: North Yorkshire Moors Railway

12 June: Volunteers Week

Please see the below the post-session resources from the meeting:

13 March: Outdoor and Rural Volunteering

  • Presentation from Paul Bamber from the North York Moor National Park. In his presentation Paul referred the Time Well Spent survey – drawing out data on why people volunteers – something which should be considered when putting together volunteer roles.
  • Paul also shared a link to the NCVO website which is a great starting point for information and guidance on involving volunteers.

31 January: The Vision for Volunteering and Your Volunteering Priorities for 2024

12 September 2023: Involving and Supporting Volunteers with Criminal Records

3 August 2023: Involving LGBTQIA+ Volunteers

15 June 2023: A Volunteer Co-ordinator’s introduction to Neurodiversity

8 December 2022: Involving overseas volunteers

  • Presentation on overseas volunteers from Migration Yorkshire
  • Presentation from the Refugee Council
  • Overview presentation about the meeting
  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities information on Certificates of No Criminal Convictions (CNCC)
  • Presentation from Transformations Leeds on involving overseas volunteers.

15 September 2022: Supporting older people with volunteering

16 June 2022: Involving young people with volunteering

March 2022: Sharing volunteers and collaboration

November 2021: Supporting volunteer mental health

July 2021: Adopting a flexible approach to volunteering

March 2021: Volunteering into employment

Volunteer coordinator news

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Advertise your volunteering vacancies

If your organisation is looking for volunteers, you can advertise your volunteering opportunities for free on our Volunteering in North Yorkshire directory.

You can add and edit details of volunteer opportunities and respond to enquiries from potential volunteers on the website. Your opportunities can also be included in our weekly newsletter feature ‘Opportunity of the Week’. Subscribe to the newsletter here.

Specialist resources

Our toolkits, resources and guides will support your organisation with everything from becoming volunteer ready to getting to grips with volunteer recruitment, support and management.

General resources

We have a wide range of general information applicable to different aspects of running a successful organisation which includes good governance; finance and funding; policies and procedures and operational good practice.

Contact us

To find out more about the network please contact Vicki Sharp communitysupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk or by calling 01904 704177.