New in September

On Consultancy Services page, part of a new Pro Bono consultancy section: Pro Bono Economics “matches volunteer economists with charities wishing to address questions around measurement, results and impact”, http://www.probonoeconomics.com.

Under Health and Safety: ‘Charity and Voluntary Organisations – a health and safety guide’ from Health and Safety Works NI.

Just added to Policies and Procedures checklist, NCVYS has a ‘Policies for voluntary youth organisations factsheet’ available from its information sheets page.

On Functional Support, Institutes and Associations Network of the Professional Publishers Association has been set up for those who publish a magazine on behalf of an institute, association or membership body – but gone at Sep. 2017.

Plus plenty of general link updates – hopefully not many ‘internal links’ going to the old site now. More Charity Commission links to update, though, after the recent move to GOV.UK.

Tweet your useful updates

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).

The Twitter feed also now appears in the site footer, with a simple ‘tweet to @volresource’ box (you’ll need a Twitter account to use this, of course).

News, events, social media

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.
  • Get the news direct to your inbox every week (apart from seasonal breaks) by signing up to the email newsletter.
  • Rounding up relevant and timely tweets several times a week on CharityBlog.

Your contributions welcome

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.


Anyone can also ask to be added as an author to an existing page – this requires signing up a site user and letting us know which page(s) interest you. Of course we’ll have to check that potential authors aren’t likely to be spammers in disguise.

Editorial discretion is retained by VolResource, but with a (hopefully) light touch on both comments and Updates.