The Companion to Volunteering – Good Practice Guidelines for Volunteers and Volunteer Managers
Hello Camden! Our good friends at JVN (Jewish Volunteering Network) have launched The Companion to Volunteering, a guide designed to help shape and define good practice management for volunteers and volunteer managers, on Wednesday 3rd June, in the LSJS library in North London.
Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, Dean of the LSJS (London School of Jewish Studies) said: “The culture of volunteering… has always been essential to the healthy preservation of our society and is fundamental to Judaism, it is the glue that holds society together.”
The Companion to Volunteering is endorsed by the NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) as well as Volunteer Centres Camden (that’s us!) and Barnet.
Lia Bogod, JVN Volunteer Development Manager, who wrote the guide, said: “The information contained in the guide is relevant to all organisations with volunteers, irrespective of faith. The guide is aimed at volunteers and those who manage them because volunteering is a two way process – a partnership.”
Dr Justin Davis-Smith CBE, Executive Director of Volunteering and Development at NCVO said: “ The JVN has created a publication that is easy to use and adds value to our sector. Ensuring good practice in the voluntary sector has sometimes proved challenging in the past. This guide lays out the ground rules for good practice. I am confident that it will help secure a more effective approach to volunteering and volunteer management.”
The JVN is in daily contact with a wide range of people who are interested in volunteering. Almost 5,000 people are currently registered on the JVN database alongside details of a wide range of charities who are currently seeking volunteers.
And in case you didn’t know: JVN promotes volunteering across the community and the charity sector. It supports over 300 Jewish and non-Jewish charitable organisations offering a wide range of advice, including volunteer recruitment and retention. JVN helps volunteers, including school and university students, to connect with charities, organisations and community groups. It matches volunteers and organisations according to age, experience, skills, interests, availability and location.
The Companion to Volunteering is now available to order online for £4 plus p and p. And you can order your copy from the lovely JVN website here. Simple as that!