A range of resources are available as well as support, advice and information to help you in the recruitment of volunteers.

Here you will find a range of useful resources.

Code of practice for involving volunteers 2016
The code of practice has been developed to help everyone who involves volunteers in their activities to ensure that they do so within the framework of good practice. Download the order form here

Universal declaration of volunteering 2001
The Declaration supports the right of every woman, man and child to associate freely and to volunteer regardless of their cultural and ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, and physical, social or economic condition. English only.

Volunteer safety and security good practice 2015
A document full of advice about all aspects of volunteer safety, both for volunteers in general and for those in specific situations, such as driving, lone working, fundraising or volunteering at events. Written by Sandy Adirondack a freelance trainer and consultant who specialises in volunteering and the Third Sector. English only.

A Charter for Strengthening Relations between paid staff and Volunteers (currently under review)
WCVA has produced jointly with Wales TUC a Charter to strengthen relationships between paid and unpaid staff. This sets out principles for involving volunteers so as to promote a healthy harmonious workplace. The Charter has been endorsed by Wales Volunteering Network.

Volunteers and the law 2019
A revised comprehensive guide for volunteer managers or anyone that supports volunteers - the answers to all your legal questions in one place on the Knowhow website (just sign in).

Environmental Volunteering Toolkit 2018
Improve your own personal and professional skills whilst helping to protect habitats and wildlife for the benefit of current and future generations.

Volunteer driving - The Motor Insurance commitment ABI 2019
Some insurers cover volunteer driving within regular motor insurance policies while others may charge an extra premium or impose a higher excess for volunteer drivers. ABI have produced a list to help.

Green Volunteering toolkit 2012
Green volunteering is any volunteering activity which makes a positive environmental difference in the community. Here you will find a mixture of useful materials and examples, developed by organisations in Wales, for improving good practice in volunteer management and demonstrating the impact of volunteering.

Information sheets
Here you will find information sheets which cover a wide variety of topics relevant to working with volunteers, from developing your volunteer strategy, writing a volunteer policy, to information on recruitment, expenses, safety, legal matters and how to attract and involve different target groups effectively.

Model policies
Model policies are a useful way of ensuring that there is best practice in working with volunteers. The policies can be adapted for your own organisation and purpose.

Event Volunteering Toolkit 2017
This toolkit has been developed in order to support those who wish to engage volunteers to assist with public events.

Recruiting young volunteers 2018 Infographic
Preparing for Young Volunteers Checklist 2018

Turning experience into employment 2019
To help volunteers of all ages to do this, we worked with WCIA to develop a simple presentation and infographic that could be used to help volunteers understand what they have gained from volunteering and turn it into language that could be used on a CV, in a personal statement or in an interview.

This resource is now available here as an infographic and presentation The resources can be used by volunteers themselves or used as a tool by someone that supports volunteers in most settings.

Volunteering and welfare benefits 2019
DWP / Volunteering Wales Guide to Volunteering main aim is to help inform people claiming state benefits about the advantages of becoming a volunteer. It will help by providing practical information on volunteering, including, DWP Guidance and useful websites.
Best practice guide on establishing joint working arrangements with third parties for involving volunteers

Guidance from Barnardo's 2014
As a tool for organisations who place volunteers in settings where Third Parties have responsibility for their day to day activity. It is a way of ensuring good practice in the management of volunteers, and is closely based on the Investing  in Volunteers Standard.

Professional development for volunteer managers  2008
National occupational standards for volunteer management - these standards can be used as a basis for reviewing and planning professional development

How to develop a volunteering initiative was developed as a tool to give voluntary organisations basic good practice guidance with developing policies and procedures when recruiting volunteers.  The toolkit is also used as a training tool for the Introduction to Volunteer Management 1-day workshop which PAVS Volunteering Pembrokeshire delivers 3 times a year to between 8 and 10 volunteer managers. The resource has a practical function, providing basic information in one publication to help initiatives get off the ground quickly. Available in English only.

Micro-volunteering NCVO 2013
Giving a little time

A practical guide to exploring and developing the potential of micro-volunteering for your organisation
The value of giving a little time
Understanding the potential of micro-volunteering

Social Media
The best resources for successful social media engagement in 2018 (Produced by Promo Cymru for WCVA in May 2008)
Five tips to manage a social media crisis 2018
A guide to safeguarding young volunteers on social media 2018