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Get Out Get Active Volunteer Management Toolkit

Everyone should have the ability to access volunteering opportunities. Created in partnership with Volunteering Matters, the Get Out Get Active Volunteer Management Toolkit provides organisations with a step-by-step guide to building an inclusive volunteer programme.

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Inside the Toolkit you will find a roadmap and range of resources to map out your organisation's volunteer journey, and ensure it is inclusive and accessible for everyone. 

The resources feature key learnings and insight from Activity Alliance's Get Out Get Active (GOGA) programme on supporting disabled volunteers and how to create an inclusive volunteering programme. 

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Understanding your organisation's volunteer journey roadmap

This resource maps out the different elements of an inclusive volunteer programme for your organisation. 

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Section 1: Creating positive and inclusive volunteer opportunities

People are motivated to volunteer for different reasons. This resource helps you consider how you will provide a worthwhile volunteering experience for everyone. 

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Section 2: Importance of volunteers

Understanding the importance of volunteers will enable you to develop roles and experiences that are fruitful to both the volunteer and your organisation. 

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Section 3: Volunteer recruitment

Successful volunteer recruitment provides mutual benefits and outcomes for both the volunteers and the organisation. Be clear about what their role will entail through defined role descriptors and how they will be supported. 

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Section 4: Supporting and retaining volunteers

Disabled and non-disabled volunteers add significant value to organisations. Paying careful attention to inducting them properly, recognising their input and providing support can help them feel valued, appreciated and part of the team.

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Section 5: Volunteer recognition and appreciation

Volunteers give their time to your organisation, so it is vital you recognise and appreciate them. Sometimes the simplest of gestures can have the biggest impact. Build celebratory occasions into your organisation's volunteer programme. 

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Section 6: Safeguarding

Creating a safe and welcoming environment, where everyone is respected and valued is important to any organisation, particularly where vulnerable and/or disabled children and adults are involved.

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Section 7: Measuring the impact of volunteers

Understanding and measuring the value of volunteering on your organisation or programme is key to translating the impact they have on the overall outcomes.

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