16 / 03 / 2010
The NHS Employers Volunteering pack provides employers with the practical information they need to help them respond to the Department of Health Strategic Vision for Volunteering and provides advice on recruitment, training and induction, managing volunteers and problem solving.
Volunteering in the NHS
This document provides an introduction to volunteering, including the definition and key benefits of volunteering and also provides an overview of working with partners and the public.
This document looks at the role of volunteer manager and some of the issues that may arise as part of that role, including problem solving, reimbursement and providing support after a stressful event.
This document looks at the recruitment process for volunteers and associated issues such as recruitment materials, volunteer roles, application forms, appointment and who you can recruit.
Volunteer induction and training
This document looks at the importance of volunteer inductions, how training can increase commitment, and help to ensure your volunteers are working effectively in your organisation. It outlines the information to include in a volunteer agreement and provides a sample of an induction pack and checklist for your organisation to adapt.
Staff support for volunteers
This document considers the potential problems that may arise when integrating staff and volunteers and provides practical advice on how to avoid them. It also highlights a charter developed in partnership by Volunteering England and the Trades Union Congress, which sets out the key principles on which volunteering is organised and how good relations between paid staff and volunteers are built.
Staff as volunteers
This document looks at how employers can support their staff with volunteering and outlines the benefits to staff and the organisation of volunteering. It outlines the different types of programme, policies and agreements, and highlights sources of further information.