Community CVS offers free ‘Involving Volunteers’ workshops that cover everything you need to have in place if you involve volunteers, how to recruit motivate and retain volunteers plus access to useful templates and resources to save you time. We go through the must do’s and should do’s.

Is it free?

The Involving Volunteers programme is FREE to all groups or organisations that involve volunteers in Blackburn with Darwen Borough.

Who is it for?

The workshops are for anyone who is responsible for volunteers – whether you are from a small community group and you are doing this on a voluntary basis yourself, or your job is a volunteer coordinator/ volunteer manager.

The workshops will give you an understanding of what you should have in place when involving volunteers, in order to fulfil your legal responsibility and to be able to recruit and retain volunteers. You will also save time and effort by gaining access to useful resources and templates and gain peer support from others who have responsibilities for volunteers in their group or organisation.

What do the workshops cover?

DAY 1 Planning for volunteer involvement

  • What your responsibilities are when involving volunteers.
  • The policies and procedures that are essential
  • Useful resources and templates.

DAY 2 Getting and Keeping Volunteers

  • How to attract and recruit volunteers
  • How to retain volunteers (induction, personal development, support, recognition and involvement)
  • Useful resources and templates.

When will the workshops run?

This is a 2 day programme that will be delivered on a rolling basis every 2 months at the Community CVS Boulevard Centre. We are happy to consider running the workshops over 4 half days if there is sufficient demand.

Contact Marsellle Davies for more details, up-coming dates and booking information.

Places will be available on a first come first served basis.

If you are not able to attend we are happy to provide one to one advice and support through our Volunteer Centre. Contact Kate Lee, Volunteer Centre Manager – e-mail: