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Working with volunteers

Looking for volunteers? 

Your local volunteer centre may be able to help. Use this online tool to find your nearest one.

Do-it is a national database for volunteers and volunteer opportunities.  You can list and search for vacancies.

Volunteer management

Clinks published a series of volunteering guides to support organisations in their day-to-day work with offenders. Targeted at those who involve volunteers, or provide mentoring and befriending services to offenders and ex-offenders, these guides are designed to support any organisation whether they are already established or just setting up.

KnowHow NonProfit has a resource bank covering all aspects of recruiting and managing volunteers.

NCVO also hosts a resources section on volunteering, as well as running a national volunteering forum and a range of events for volunteer-invoving organisations.

The recruiting and managing volunteers section of KnowHow NonProfit presents a range of easy to follow sections and a lot of useful links and multimedia resources.

This Clinks guide is designed to give you the practical tools you need to develop an involvement programme and approach which places your service users at the heart of your organisation, including employing ex-offenders as volunteers.

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