Issue 334: Volunteering

  • Volunteering

    the bare arms of a group of mixed-race people stretching out hands on top of each other in a circle
    14 May 2020

    Define. Diversify. Develop. This 3-D approach to working with volunteers will ensure that your volunteer programme adds value for everyone involved, says Lucie Fitton.

    The Covid-19 crisis has placed a sudden spotlight on volunteering as a way of bolstering communities, channelling the kindness that the crisis has brought to the surface, addressing feelings of isolation and powerlessness, and rebuilding confidence and careers. Now is an ideal time for organisations to reflect on the wider implications of this growing appetite for, and recognition of, volunteering.


    An essential starting point is to agree and adopt a clear definition of what you... more