Resources for the Voluntary Sector

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VolResource aims to make it quick and easy to find useful information on anything to do with running a voluntary organisation (whether a community group, charity or other non-profit body), across the UK.

We’re always on the look-out for relevant web links to add, redundant old ones to remove, additional practical resources, changes in advice sources, new sector projects, etc. We would appreciate your help in reviewing the content. You can use the comments facility where available, drop us a note via the contact form or add an Update piece for longer material. See About page for more.

Our email newsletter, which carried the latest resources and practical news of interest to those involved in third sector organisations, has now been retired.

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 an annotated Articles Index (Table of Contents). There is also a Simple Site Map, with a couple of other options. Note: not all sample documents appear on the main menu.

Alternatively, the site search box is top right (on smaller screens, see bottom of the page instead). Almost all articles will have suggestions for connected (tagged) content at the end, just after the sharing buttons. 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. If lost for where to start, how about key sector information sites page?

Latest Updates

Original ‘plain’ VolResource website retired

With an increasing number of links on the original VolResource website no longer working or directing to dodgy sites, it’s time to switch it off. Apologies to those with poor internet connections or struggling computers/phones, as pages on the current site will take a little longer to load. Material from that site was transferred across … Continue reading “Original ‘plain’ VolResource website retired”

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A Guide to Digital User Experience for Charity Recruitment

How to revolutionise your online recruitment process and attract the best candidates A new step by step guide titled ‘A Guide to Digital User Experience for Charity Recruitment – How to revolutionise your online recruitment process and attract the best candidates’ has been launched by Workfuly.  Creating a great online recruitment process is crucial to … Continue reading “A Guide to Digital User Experience for Charity Recruitment”

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Summary guide to charity trustees’ responsibilities

Contributed by Wright Hassall Solicitors There are many reasons why you might like to become a trustee of a charity: positive support for a good cause, putting a particular skill set or experience to good use, or remaining active in the community. Whatever your motivation, you need to be aware that being a trustee is … Continue reading “Summary guide to charity trustees’ responsibilities”

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Guide to advertising charitable status on written materials

I was looking for some information for charities and not for profits this morning when I came across the resources on your website. I actually just published something called “Guide to advertising charitable status on all written materials” http://www.wrighthassall.co.uk/knowledge/legal-guides/2015/05/19/guide-advertising-charitable-status-all-written-ma/ It might make a good fit for your website. I’d be honoured if you’d consider adding a link to the … Continue reading “Guide to advertising charitable status on written materials”

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