About your volunteers

For nearly all charities and community groups volunteers continue to be the lifeblood of their work and allow them to deliver the services and make real differences to people lives.

The role of the person or people who coordinate the volunteers should also not go unrecognised as one of the most important roles in a charity… yes perhaps as important as the CEO!

However volunteers are evolving and changing before our eyes so ignore this at your peril! Not all volunteers want to be told what to do or fill a gap in the work that you deliver. They want to believe in the organisation and follow and inspirational vision (which will be sold to them by you the Volunteer Manager/Coordinator) and understand that their piece of volunteering fits into the bigger picture for your charity.

So the new challenge of the 21st Century is to LEAD your volunteers, walk the path into which they can follow and you and support them on their journey.

Use the “Volunteering and social action” menu above how we can help you, whether you are looking to attract more volunteers, support the ones you have or look at new and innovative ways to utilise the skills of people who support your charity.

If you have any questions, or would like to know more, contact the CAS Volunteering Team at volunteering@communityactionsuffolk.org.uk or 01473 345400.