Two charities invest over £1 million in volunteering

first_img Tagged with: Digital Volunteering The RSPB estimates that volunteers contribute the equivalent of £3.7 million worth of staff hours each year.RNIB’s grant from the Community Fund’s Strategic Grants Programme will help the charity employ 10 regional volunteer managers. Working with other staff they will help them to recruit, train and support volunteers as well as develop new volunteering opportunities throughout the UK. RNIB currently has over 5,000 volunteers.This is the largest ever Lottery grant received by RNIB, although it has now received £4.2 million from the Lottery distributors. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis RSPB has invested £500,000 in a Volunteer Management System and RNIB has received £598,934 from the Community Fund to reorganise its volunteer management and expand its regional volunteer development.The RSPB’s new Volunteer Management System (VMS) will give the the charity’s 12,000 volunteers an easier way to get involved insupporting wildlife conservation. Via the RSPB’s Web site, they will be able to match their own skills and preferences to the thousands of RSPB volunteering opportunities available across the UK.Alan Murray, RSPB Volunteering Development Manager, said: “This is the biggest investment in volunteering the RSPB has ever made”. Advertisementcenter_img Two charities invest over £1 million in volunteering About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 1 June 2004 | Newslast_img

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