I Need Volunteers

The voluntary action centre for the Forest of Dean

As the Volunteer Centre for the Forest of Dean we are here to help you recruit and manage volunteers

As a one-stop-shop for all things volunteering, we use a multi-faceted methodology to give you the best possible chance of recruiting and retaining valuable volunteers.

This includes the following: 

✔ Advertising your opportunities on Do-it.org 
✔ Promoting your opportunities to members of the public referred to us or via our drop-in function.
✔ Advertising your opportunies on our Facebook and Twitter pages
✔ Promoting your opportunities to local services who support volunteering eg. Job Centre, LearnDirect and 2GetherTrust
✔ Advertising your opportunities at over 30 events per year
✔ Sending your opporunities to local businesses that offer employer supported volunteering
✔ Promoting relevant opportunities to Schools, Colleges and Universities 
✔ Distributing your opportunities to our volunteer database of over 1,000 people
✔ Promoting your opportunities to a variety of networks, including Know Your Patch 

 

In 2018/19 we were involved in the recruitment of 1,282 volunteers. This equates to approximately 116,662 hours which based on the 2018/19 minimum wage is worth a minimum of £913,463.

Quarter

  Do-it  

  Social Media  

  Website  

  Drop-ins  

  FVAF Projects  

  Referrals  

  Total  

April - June

   55

          11

      3

      14

          198

      11

  292

July - September

   56

          19

      0

       9

          212

      39

  335

October - December

   76

          29     

      8

      21

          207

      17

  358

January-March

   65

          19

      6

       8

          187

      12

  297

Total

  252

          78

     17

      52

          804

      79

  1282

 

Needless to say, whilst we all want to get new volunteers through the door, without the correct environment and systems in place to support them they won't be with you for long. At FVAF we can work with you to ensure you're ready to take on volunteers.

This includes the following: 

✔ Providing Trustee Training
✔ Providing Volunteer Management Training
✔ Supporting you with relevant policies and procedures
✔ Governance advice
✔ Mediation
 

If you would like our support with any of the above please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01594 822073

 


Forest Voluntary
Action Forum

Belle Vue Centre
Rheola House
4 Belle Vue Rd
Cinderford, GL14 2AB
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Since forming in 1994 we have developed a reputation for encouraging, embracing and enhancing community action throughout the Forest of Dean.

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Many community groups within the Forest of Dean see FVAF as the first point of contact with regards to setting up new groups or activities. As a result we contributed significantly to the creation of 10 new groups throughout the year.

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