To help organisations who wish to apply for the Fingal Managing Volunteers we have provided this online tool. For each criteria and award level you will find a link or series of links that will take you to online resources on other web sites which you may find useful when you are completing your Self Assessment form at the end of your application period.
Please note that the links enclosed are indicative of some of the ideas that we are suggesting. By listing this links and by implementing the ideas enclosed we are in not implying you have completed the criteria for the award. We are just providing these links as a stepping stone for you through the various levels of the award.
Each organisation is unique in terms of the resources that it has, which can relate to the number of people responsible for managing volunteers, the number of volunteers, the size of the organisation, the budget and therefore each organisation must prove how they reach the criteria on an individual basis. For additional support please email [email protected]
Please be aware this is not an exhaustive list of resources, the internet is full of useful resources in relation to volunteer management, this toolkit is provided just to whet your appetite for the Fingal Managing Volunteers Award. If you find a useful tool on the internet please let us know and we’ll share it on this page. Email us [email protected]
|Level 1 Award||Level 2 Award||Level 3 Award|
|At least one member of staff or volunteer must have attended all four modules of a volunteer management training course provided by Fingal Volunteer Centre or one of their sister volunteer centres.||At least two members of staff or volunteers must have attended an advanced volunteer management training session.||At least two members of staff or volunteer must has attended an advanced volunteer management training session.
Volunteer Management Training Information
|The organisation attends at least one of the four volunteer managers forums run by Fingal Volunteer Centre.||The organisation attends at least two of the four volunteer managers forums run by Fingal Volunteer Centre.||The organisation attends all four volunteer managers forums run by Fingal Volunteer Centre.|
|The organisation has a written policy on volunteer involvement that sets out the organisation’s values for volunteer involvement, based on principles of equality and diversity.||The organisation develops has a functioning volunteer policy in place and has completed a full rotation of the volunteer management cycle.||The organisation’s annual plan includes objectives for volunteer involvement which are reviewed on a regular basis.|
Supporting your volunteers
|The organisation designates responsibility for volunteers, to a key person or group of people within the organisation; and these responsibilities are clearly outlined in job or role descriptions and regularly reviewed.||Support and supervision is provided individually to volunteers.||The organisation sets aside a budget to run its volunteer programme each year|
Describing the volunteer roles
|A ‘description’ is drawn up for each volunteer role||The organisation monitors equal opportunities in their volunteer roles.||The organisation ensures diversity of the volunteer team and implements procedures to aim to increase the diversity and representation from the local community.|
Describing the recruitment process
|People interested in volunteering are provided with clear information about the opportunities and any recruitment procedures.||A variety of roles are developed to attract a wide range of new volunteers.||A clear and unambiguous recruitment policy is developed.|
|Volunteers are provided with the necessary information and / or training to carry out their role.||Options are provided to volunteers for further learning and training.||Dedicated ongoing training is made available to volunteers.|
Recognising and valuing volunteering
|Volunteers are recognised and valued for their contribution.||Volunteers have the opportunity to feedback on a regular basis||All staff and board members recognise the value of the contribution of volunteers and communicate effectively their appreciation.|