New text messge information service for volunteers , if you want to reach 2000 interested volunteers let us know your news in 160 characters or less.
If you have used the volunteer centre help us by doing this 3 min survey docs.google.com/forms/d/1RgTC…
Ever thought about volunteering? It is great way to meet new people, have fun, fill in gaps on a CV, learn new skills and build a stronger community. There are over 3,120 choices here in Bradford to suit your skills and lifestyle. If you can spare even an hour once a month we have the role for you. Interested in volunteering? Fill in the pink box on the bottom right of this home page.
Unsung heroes who make a difference in their Bradford communities are to be recognised for their dedication and commitment as we launch our third Community Stars campaign. The honours are being organised by the Telegraph & Argus and Bradford Council to see hard-working volunteers rewarded for their efforts in their neighbourhoods. Now it is over to you to nominate people in their streets and communities who they feel have gone the extra mile. Nominations, which must be received by Monday, September 2 will be whittled down by a panel of judges before a shortlist goes out to a public vote. Winners will be announced at a ceremony at City Hall on December 4 where they will each be presented with the prestigious Bradford Medal.
You can nominate an individual or a group, each nominees gets an article in the paper so its great publicity for your group. More details are here: CS nomination info final doc and the nomination form is here Community Stars nomination form 2013.
Did you know the changes to CRB checks now called DBS checks mean that 80% less checks should now take place? Confused? Come along to some free training.
How often do you check your mobile phone for text messages? What if you could text 3000 people interested in volunteering with news about volunteering from your organisation? What if you need volunteers for a one off event in a hurry? Well now you can because we can text thousands of local people with our new text service, if you have a message we can send it. It also will help us follow up volunteer enquiries faster and more efficiently so we can make sure volunteer enquiries actually reach you. Thanks to Volunteer Centre Kirklees for letting us follow up their Nesta funded scheme.
Ever wanted to manage volunteers online so volunteers can book volunteer roles in real time? If you needed volunteers on a Wednesday where in the past you would have to ring round a list now you can browse volunteer availability online. We are piloting a scheme called Slivers of Time and are only one of two Volunteer Centres in England piloting this. If you manage more than 50 volunteers you could join in for free thanks to funding from Bradford Council.