We provide support for voluntary organisations and volunteers across South Somerset, Mendip and Sedgemoor
Our volunteering database has details of over 500 volunteering opportunties in Somerset. It's easy to reqister your organisation and upload and manage your volunteering opportunities, making them accessible to hundreds of volunteers from across the county.
We also offer free volunteer support to organisations. Whether you are new to volunteer management, or looking to revise your existing policies and procedures, we can offer advice on best practice and provide support on a range of topics including:
- Policies and procedures
- Volunteer recruitment and retention
- Managing volunteers
- Promotion of your volunteering opportunities
- Employee Volunteering
Did you know we hold regular Volunteer Coordinator forums in Mendip and South Somerset? These friendly, informal meetings bring Volunteer Coordinators together, giving them the opportunity to share information, get peer-support, explore best practice and look at opportunities for development and training. Visit the events section of our website to see when the next one is scheduled.
We also offer support to volunteers. Click here to find out more.
I find the Coordinator meetings very helpful, discussing joint issues, coming up with solutions, finding out what else is happening locally. The meetings are well organised…it is a good way to learn new ways of working, best practice and finding out what other amazing work is happening within the local community.
Volunteering Consultant, SW Mobility Team
Meeting with fellow volunteer coordinators and sharing experiences has proved really beneficial to my recruitment of volunteers. I really appreciate the opportunity that these meetings have given me and thank Spark for organising the meetings and facilitating them.
Volunteer Coordinator, Compass Disability Services