It's Volunteers' Week 2021 - a time to say 'THANK YOU' to all the volunteers who support our communities.

It's also a great time to look at any support your group or organisation may need to help develop your volunteer-involving practices so you can give your current and future volunteers a wonderful volunteering experience.

Part of our work at Northumberland CVA is to offer support to volunteer-involving organisations, whether that be support with writing enticing role descriptions, advertising and matching your opportunities to prospective volunteers, or establishing effective volunteer policies. 

Whatever the support your group needs, contact Caroline Burden: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

And, in the meantime, take a look at what people are saying about the support we offer:

 

Cramlington Community Engagement Team

 Cramlington Town Council      

"Cramlington Community Engagement Team proactively works with community members, groups, and organisations to identify ways to strengthen and build strong networks, form trusting relationships. 

After discussions with groups and individuals in the community it became apparent there were a number of our community organisations who needed volunteers, and also a number of people looking for volunteer opportunities. What seemed to be missing was someone to join the dots; then we discovered Northumberland CVA Volunteer coordinator, Caroline Burden. Who has been simply amazing!
 
“Over the past few months the team have worked closely with Caroline, which has enabled us to not only link the groups and individuals we were aware of to register their interest or opportunity, but also promote the service to others via our social media channels, fully safe in the knowledge that community organisations who register also have the added benefit of full wrap-around support from the other elements of Northumberland CVA as an organisation, such as funding support, COVID-specific advice and information and governance support, to name just a few.  All of which has led to this becoming a hugely successful partnership.”
 
Maggie Martin
Community and Youth Manager, Cramlington Community Engagement Team
Cramlington Town Council

 

ESCAPE Family Support

 Escape logo new    "Caroline has referred three individuals to ESCAPE who were looking to become involved in charity work.  All three were excellent candidates and we have offered them each a role with ESCAPE as either trustee or volunteer.
 
"They all bring high level skills and we feel fortunate to have attracted them to our Charity.  I don't think we would have attracted such high calibre candidates without the referral service from Northumberland CVA, for which we are very grateful."
 
Jackie Axelby
Chair of Trustees
ESCAPE Family Support