Volunteers are the life-blood of thousands of voluntary groups in Wales. Here you will find information sheets which cover a wide variety of topics relevant to working with volunteers, from developing your volunteer strategy, writing a volunteer policy, to information on recruitment, expenses, safety, legal matters and how to attract and involve different target groups effectively.

If you want to volunteer yourself then the first information sheet, 'Thinking about Volunteering,' is the place to start.

If you can't find what you are looking for, then email us volunteering@wcva.org.uk or ring the helpdesk 0800 2888 329

Information sheets

Thinking about volunteering
Developing a volunteer strategy
Creating a volunteering policy
Recruiting, selecting and inducting volunteers
Attracting Welsh speaking volunteers
Equality and Diversity in volunteering
Equality and diversity monitoring for volunteers
How to ensure volunteer satisfaction
Keeping volunteers safe
Risk assessment - volunteers based at home
Safeguarding and good management practices
Disclosure Barring Services
Volunteers and the law
Volunteers and welfare benefits
Volunteer expenses
Investing in Volunteers
Supporting harder to place volunteers
Involving young people as volunteers
Understanding mental health and volunteering
Volunteer Drivers
The economic value of volunteers
Employer Supported Volunteering 
What do Volunteer Centres do in Wales?
Managing volunteers exits
Volunteers and insurance
Involving volunteers from overseas
The language of volunteering - terms explained
Managing concerns relating to volunteers
Promoting Welsh Language through volunteering