VCFA enhances local community and voluntary action by developing the capacity of Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCF) organisations in Bury to provide support and deliver quality services. We will do this through
h effective strategic engagement with our statutory partners and by forging alliances with local businesses and communities
Bury VCFA is here to support you with involving volunteers.
When volunteering is well managed, everyone benefits. We’re here to help you find volunteers, support you with good practice, help you to develop your organisation to help the Bury Community and link you in to the network of local support.
We also connect volunteers with available roles, by clicking on ‘I want to volunteer’ we will take you to the Bury Volunteer Bank where you can register and search.
Advertise your volunteer roles
Organisations can advertise volunteer roles for free through our website. These are advertised on our website, in our Bulletin and via newsletters. You can log-in via our website to upload, edit and update your roles, as well as track volunteer applications to each role.
Good practice support
We support organisations to help them positively involve volunteers. We have good practice resources available to members upon request. For details of how to become a member of Bury VCFA, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
We run a quarterly Volunteer Coordinator Forum, to share and develop good practice, and discuss new developments and policies in volunteering. Please contact email@example.com for details of these.
VCFA provides volunteering support to both volunteer-involving organisations (VIOs) and individual volunteers looking for opportunities.
VCFA support Volunteering in Bury in many ways including :
Strategic development of volunteering in Bury Provide VIO’s with good practice guides and support in Volunteer management
Promote and publicise volunteer opportunities via social media
Voice of volunteering
Brokerage – matching volunteers to suitable opportunities
For help or further information on Volunteering contact our Volunteer Coordinator Tony Foster on firstname.lastname@example.org
We support organisations to promote volunteering including advertising vacancies/opportunities, recruiting volunteers, managing & supporting volunteers and encourage good volunteer management practice.
VCFA will be able to promote volunteering vacancies and opportunities though our newsletter and social media on behalf of local VCF organisations in Bury. Our support includes
• Volunteers Role descriptions templates
• policies and procedures to support volunteers
• Promote and publicise volunteering opportunities on social media
• Brokerage – match volunteers to suitable opportunities.
• Promote volunteering at a strategic level and across sectors
• Monitor volunteering in Bury to recognise the economic contribution made by volunteers
VCFA are in the process of setting up our own local online volunteering matching/brokerage service, the Bury Volunteer Bank.
You can access this service by clicking on the ‘Volunteer Log-in’ box above to register your interest in Volunteering. Once this is complete you will then be able to search all volunteer opportunities in Bury as they are added to our website.
This is an exciting step forward towards our ambition of becoming the ‘one stop shop’ supporting volunteering in Bury which we hope you will support. To supplement the the library of volunteer opportunities in the Bury Volunteer Bank, we also publish a monthly ‘Volunteer Bulletin’ and send this to everyone registered on it.
Volunteering can can many shapes and forms from casual or one off volunteering, regular volunteering on a weekly, monthly or even annual basis. There are 100’s of local community groups and charities in Bury that need volunteers to help support their activities, and you can make a difference by just giving sometimes as little as 1 hour a month.
For more information and for any questions please get in touch