Start planning for Volunteers’ Week 2022

Start planning now for Volunteers’ Week! Volunteers’ Week takes place from 1 to 7 June every year. This year’s theme is ‘a time to say thanks’. It’s a chance for organisations to run activities that showcase and celebrate their volunteers and the contribution volunteering makes to communities. Have you started thinking about what your organisation…

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“My volunteers like to do things their own way”

Best practice questions answered by Evelyn Rodrigues, VCTH Training and Best Practice Manager. Q: A few of my volunteers like to do things their own way and don’t always follow the organisation’s procedures or sometimes exceed the boundaries of their role. I feel uncomfortable addressing the issues with them because they are donating their time…

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Should volunteers get vaccinated?

Evelyn trains Volunteer Managers

Best practice questions answered by Evelyn Rodrigues, VCTH Training and Best Practice Manager.Q: Can we require volunteers to have had both COVID vaccinations before they resume face-to-face volunteering with clients, or come onto our premises? Should we even ask volunteers if they have had the vaccine? A: When resuming face-to-face volunteering you should conduct a…

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Government restrictions are lifted. What now?

Best practice questions answered by Evelyn Rodrigues, VCTH Training and Best Practice Manager.Q: Now that most mandatory government restrictions are being lifted, what should we do to keep our volunteers safe? A: Although legal restrictions have been lifted since 19 July, rates of COVID-19 infections and hospitalisations continue to remain high in Tower Hamlets. Therefore…

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