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Whether you support one or a hundred volunteers, we can help! These resources are for anyone who coordinates volunteers, with everything from welcome pack templates and links to guidance on Health and Safety and retaining volunteers. Your role is a crucial one. Volunteers depend on clear tasks, the right information, a bit of appreciation and a well-supported contact person. This is your page with a wealth of inspiration, guides and tools so you can be a confident volunteer coordinator.

List and manage volunteer roles

Volunteer Referral System

Volunteer Nelson are currently moving to a new software system by Be Collective. The launch date is the 4 December. Be Collective is a social enterprise is all about growing an ecosystem of volunteer involving organisations for social good. We are aiming to get as many community organisations using the system and sharing volunteer opportunities as possible.

The system is powerful and Managers of Volunteers can manage things like shifts and hours for volunteers as well as posting roles and accepting applicants. Volunteers can keep a social record of volunteering they have done. As a manager of volunteers, we want to introduce you to the system and guide you through some of the features. Volunteer Nelson are putting on training and drop in sessions on the 1 & 2 December. As well as the Volunteer Nelson team, we will have Alex and Lauren of the Be Collective Team down from Wellington.

For more about the training sessions and to book in see our events calendar – https://www.volunteernelson.org.nz/events/

Keep in the loop

Every month Volunteer Nelson produce a succinct, informative newsletter to keep you up to date with upcoming trainings, events, volunteering related information, advice and more. Sign up to get this in your inbox each month.

Training opportunities

Volunteer Nelson are moving software systems to one by Be Collective. Be Collective is a social enterprise is all about growing an ecosystem of volunteer involving organisations for social good.

We are aiming to get as many community organisations using the system and sharing volunteer opportunities as possible. The system is powerful and Managers of Volunteers can manage things like shifts and hours for volunteers as well as posting roles and accepting applicants. Volunteers can keep a social record of volunteering they have done. As a manager of volunteers, we want to introduce you to the system and guide you through some of the features. As well as the Volunteer Nelson team, we will have Alex and Lauren of the Be Collective Team down from Wellington.

There are a choice of training or drop in sessions on the 1 & 2 of December.

Networking Opportunities

Nelson Community & Whanau Network

Volunteers

The Community & Whanau (C&W) Network meetings are an opportunity for staff and volunteers from community organisations to get together on a monthly basis.  These meetings provide a forum where issues, ideas or projects of interest can be raised and discussed, and valuable information, ideas and strategies shared.

Meetings are held monthly in Nelson, Richmond, Motueka and Golden Bay.

Managers of Volunteers’ Network

Volunteers

Volunteer Nelson runs biannual networking meetings for those who coordinate volunteers in organisations that involve volunteers – whether they are volunteers themselves or paid staff. These network meetings are usually timed around major annual events such as National Volunteering Week in June and International Volunteer Managers Day on 5th November.

Resources

Governance

This link takes you to a selection of resources on Governance, from tips for an effective board through to involving volunteers from diverse cultural backgrounds, risk toolkit and more.

Organisation Manager

Are you the manager of a not-for-profit organisation? If you are then this is the link for you.

Volunteers

Your rights as a volunteer, techniques to improve your personal effectiveness and job seekers’ workbook – you can find these resources here.

Managers of Volunteers

Are you looking to development your volunteer programme? Recruit, support or monitor volunteers? There are some valuable resources here including the Volunteer New Zealand’s Competencies for Managers of Volunteers, risk toolkits and H&S information.

Managers of Organisations and Volunteers

There are a fair number of you super busy people in the community sector, so we’ve combined your resources here. From your communications plan, competencies for managers of volunteers, volunteer investment value and audit tool, risk toolkits, monitoring volunteers are more.

A further place to look for resources is CommunityNet Aotearoa, a resource hub maintained by The NZ Navigator Trust. It is a collated selection of resources designed for strengthening communities.

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