• 4.1 Thinking about volunteering

  • 4.2 Developing a volunteer strategy

  • 4.3 Creating a volunteering policy

  • 4.4 Recruiting, selecting and inducting volunteers

  • 4.5 Attracting Welsh speaking volunteers

  • 4.6 Equality and Diversity in volunteering

  • 4.6.1 Equality and diversity monitoring for volunteers

  • 4.7 How to ensure volunteer satisfaction

  • 4.8 Keeping volunteers safe

  • 4.8.1 Risk Assesment - volunteers based at home

  • 4.9 Safeguarding and good management practices

  • 4.10 Disclosure and Barring Services

  • 4.11 Volunteers and the law

  • 4.12 Volunteers and welfare benefits

  • 4.13 Volunteer expenses

  • 4.14 Investing in Volunteers

  • 4.15 Supporting harder to place volunteers

  • 4.16 Involving young people as volunteers

  • 4.17 Understanding mental health and volunteering

  • 4.18 Volunteer Drivers

  • 4.19 The economic value of volunteers

  • 4.20 Employer Supported Volunteering

  • 4.21 What do volunteer Centres do in Wales

  • 4.22 Managing volunteer exits

  • 4.23 Volunteers and insurance

  • 4.24 Involving volunteers from overseas

  • 4.25 The language of volunteering - terms explained

  • 4.26 Managing concerns relating to volunteers

  • 4.27 Promoting Welsh Language through volunteering

September 7, 2020

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We are going in to month 5 of the response phase to this pandemic and we have taken the time to reflect on the impact our organisation has made. There are a large number of residents that we have supported in the North Wales region and many still requiring support – new referrals or ongoing.

There are 378,400 people currently furloughed in Wales. There were 100,000 extra UC applications made betwee...

September 6, 2020

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As part of our service commitment, we share the information below - a joint press release from EYST, working in partnership with Women Connect First, Henna Foundation, ProMo Cymru, Wales TUC, and key BAME Stakeholders - with you.

Deputy Minister Jane Hutt welcomes new BAME Helpline Launched today

Many BAME organisations in Wales have witnessed increased service demand from BAME community members imp...

August 19, 2020

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Action for an age-friendly recovery

Today, The Older People's Commissioner for Wales have published Leave No-one Behind: Action for an age-friendly recovery, which sets out the action needed to respond to the most pressing challenges facing older people and the longer-term work required to ensure that older people are not left behind in the reconstruction of our society over the coming months...

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Hello again … … today we have a small favour to ask. Volunteers, voluntary and community action and the third sector are at the heart of building more sustainable and resilient communities and we need them more than ever.


DVSC receives core funding from the Welsh Government but we need to raise more money so that we can continue to provide excellent sector support - whether you're a volunteer,  voluntary and community group or a third sector organisation.


We can provide a wealth of information and resources and we want to keep our services as accessible as we can, and to reach as many groups as we can.  So we think it’s fair to ask people who visit us often for their help - if they feel able to give it.


Our Sector Support service is resource intensive, but we are investing in it because we believe providing support to volunteers, voluntary and community groups, charities, social enterprises and community interest companies - has to be at the heart of what we do. If you like what we are about, and you want to help support it, our future would be much more secure.

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