VolResource aims to make it quick and easy to get to useful information on anything to do with running a voluntary organisation (whether a community group, charity or other non-profit body).
This version of VolResource has started with copying material from the old site, so some links may well still go there. The content is gradually being reviewed, including adding relevant new web links and removing redundant ones. We would appreciate your help - contributions are welcome through on-page comments, or add an Update piece for longer material (becoming a page editor is also possible). See About for more.
To find what you want
... in the wide range of material specifically compiled for voluntary organisations, there are two main options - the navigation menu above, and a full Articles index (Table of Contents). Some may prefer the 'Articles by Topic' grouping or a Simple Site Map, instead. Note: use the index to locate sample documents, as they are not on the nav bar.
Alternatively, the site search box is top right *, and a little below that are any suggestions for connected (tagged) articles ++. Further help is on the About page.
For a bit of an introduction to the purpose and approach of this site, see Background to the sector and effective organisations. The latest resources and practical news of interest to those involved in charities etc. appear in our regular email newsletter.
* On small screens, the right-hand column will instead be towards the bottom of the page. ++ Tags are a basic replacement for the 'Follow the Trail' suggestions on the old version of VolResource.
Yet another way to contribute information to VolResource is our Twitter account. Send us a tweet, and depending on the content, we can take it as a news item for Voluntarynews.org.uk, an update for a VolResource article. Or we could simply retweet it to @volresource followers (over a thousand, and growing).
VolResource has a number of connected projects, all providing useful stuff for anyone involved in a voluntary organisation:
- Practical news, events for a charity audience, and a sector jobs board, make up the VoluntaryNews site.
The quickest way to add your ideas, provide updates, and so on is via the comments system. There's (at least) one on this.
To make a more substantial addition to VolResource material, in the Updates section, there is also a pretty straightforward content form on the How to contribute page.