Developing Martlets volunteering programme

Developing Martlets volunteering programme

Martlets is a local hospice that cares for people living through a terminal illness in and around Brighton and Hove. The charity engages volunteers across a wide range of its services both within the hospice and the community. Martlets greatly values the crucial role volunteers play in keeping their organisation going, and they’ve created a volunteering services team to support and develop their volunteers.

We’ve provided one-to-one support to Martlets to help them to develop their volunteering programme. Their staff have also attended meetings of our volunteer co-ordinators forum and one of our action learning sets on managing volunteers.

Their Volunteer Co-ordinator felt their involvement in our action learning set had enabled them to gain skills and knowledge which they could directly apply to improving their volunteering programme. Skills and knowledge such as championing the use of volunteers in their organisation and supporting other colleagues in their organisation to use volunteers.

Their Head of Volunteering Services also believes that as a result of being a member of ours and receiving our support, they’ve been able to improve the experience of their volunteers, improve their volunteering practices, and strengthen their links with other organisations who involve volunteers.

Our support has ensured that Martlets has a strong, high-quality volunteering programme, which helps their organisation to run more effectively and ensures that Martlets can sustain their services and activities – so they can continue to care for local people living with a terminal illness.

 

Need help?

If you need help to develop your volunteering programme, take a look at our online volunteering good practice guide which contains lots of useful information and templates which will help you to develop your volunteering programme.

Or get in touch with our us on info@bhcommunityworks.org.uk or 01273 234023

 

“By participating in the action learning set, I have gained many transferable skills and knowledge which I am able to apply in my work as a Volunteer Co-ordinator. It has improved my ability to problem solve, helped me to develop a programme which will promote volunteer engagement and to support other colleagues who work directly with volunteers. As a result my confidence has definitely increased and I feel better equipped to effectively manage volunteers. ”

“By participating in the action learning set, I have gained many transferable skills and knowledge which I am able to apply in my work as a Volunteer Co-ordinator. It has improved my ability to problem solve, helped me to develop a programme which will promote volunteer engagement and to support other colleagues who work directly with volunteers. As a result my confidence has definitely increased and I feel better equipped to effectively manage volunteers. ”

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