If you are looking for volunteers to support your organisation, our Volunteer Centres in Chertsey, Camberley and Staines are here to help!
We can advertise your volunteering vacancies at our centres or on our website.This is a free service to voluntary and community organisations in Surrey Heath, Spelthorne and Runnymede. Using our on-line database, Better Impact, visitors to our website can search and sign up for local volunteer opportunities. We can also help you outline volunteer roles and write role descriptions for display on Better Impact, that will help you recruit, motivate and retain suitable volunteers.
We can help you to write appropriate policies for volunteer recruitment if you do not have them in place. Your organisation should have the following policies and procedures before recruiting:
Equal opportunities policy
Health and safety policy
Public liability insurance
We will then publicise your opportunity on our website and use it to match volunteers to your specific requirements. When potential volunteers see your opportunity, they will contact us using the details you have given to discuss the position. If you wish, it is possible for you to manage your own Better Impact account.
Please note that organisations are responsible for their own recruitment, selection procedures and references for volunteers but we can help withDBS(formerly CRB) checks.
You are under no legal obligation to pay any expenses to volunteers. However, it is good practice to pay out of pocket expenses e.g. travel. We strongly recommend that organisations reimburse where they are able. Please note it is important for you as an organisation to only ever pay expenses that the volunteer has paid themselves, any money over this could have legal implications for yourself and the volunteer.