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Would you like more volunteers?

Voluntary and Community Services (VCS Peaks & Dales) acts as a broker between organisations wishing to recruit volunteers and people interested in volunteering.


We have a database of over 350 locally available volunteer opportunities.  This database is linked to the national volunteering website, so that potential volunteers can find the information wherever they are via the web.


To add your volunteer opportunities to this growing list, you will need to complete one Organisation Registration Form, and then an Opportunity Registration Form for each opportunity you would like to advertise. Once we receive all your details, we’ll enter them onto the database. 

We can include your opportunity in our volunteer newsletters and advertise within our offices and on this website.  We will also forward you details of suitable volunteers when they register with us.


Help with Volunteer Policies and Procedures


VSC Peaks and Dales can also offer advice and support to develop best practice in working with volunteers, including topics such as: 

  • Who should we accept as referees for volunteers?
  • Should we DBS check all our volunteers?
  • What types of insurance policies will cover volunteers?
  • Do we need a volunteer policy?
  • What should be in a Volunteer agreement?
  • What should the induction period cover?
  • Should we pay our volunteers expenses?
  • How can we attract a more diverse range of volunteers and support them?

For more questions answered or any information regarding volunteer policies or volunteer management contact


The following guides will help you develop your volunteering best practice:


VCSPD Organisations Guidance Sheets

No.1 Health and Safety (pdf)

No.2 Problem Solving (pdf)

No.3 Volunteers Expenses (pdf)

If you have volunteers who are claiming benefits and need advice below is the Department of Work and Pensions guide to Volunteering and Claiming Benefits:

dwp volunteering and benefits.pdf


If you'd like to know the difference volunteers are making to your organisation carry out an impact assessment. This toolkit from Volunteering England will help you work out the impact your volunteers have on the community:



If you need support around best practice take a look at this guide produced in collaboration with the Church Urban Fund in 2012. Although created for religious organisation this guide can help anyone who needs support around best practice:



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Last Modified: 30 Jan 2017