Links & Resources

Here we’ve listed some really useful links and resources to support your volunteer programme.

Rob Jackson Consulting

Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd delivers expert support that is passionate about the potential of people. We have a passion for volunteerism and want to help you get even better at engaging, leading and managing volunteers. We will challenge, support, inspire and motivate you to think differently about volunteering in order to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Our consultancy, mentoring, writing, speaking and training services are aimed at helping you give people a great experience, make the most of the valuable time they give you and, above all, achieve your goals.

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Better Impact

Better Impact specialises in providing Volunteer Impact, volunteer management software based in the cloud. From online volunteer applications direct into the system, to rota management, quick reporting and easy communications, the software is designed to help you manage your volunteers more efficiently, giving you more time to focus on engagement and strategic planning, as well as enabling volunteers to become more engaged through their own personal online portal.

Agenda Consulting

Agenda Consulting provides staff and volunteer surveys and benchmarking studies to not for profit organisations. We provide deep insight into your people to help improve engagement and achieve your mission. Members of HVG are entitled to discounted rates for Volunteers Count.

National Council for Voluntary Organisations

NCVO champions the voluntary sector and volunteering by connecting, representing and supporting voluntary organisations. The website contains a range of useful information and they provide excellent service to members through their service desk.

Association of Volunteer Managers

The Association of Volunteer Managers (AVM) is an independent membership body that aims to support, represent and champion people in volunteer management in England regardless of field, discipline or sector. Ideal for those looking to develop their professional skills.


World’s largest online bookstore dedicated to volunteerism and volunteer management. Online library of volunteer management resources covering a huge array of topics and context, referencing articles, blog posts, case studies, and much more.

National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing

The National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing website provides resources and support for those individuals and organisations working in this area.

Volunteer Scotland

Provides a wide range of resources as will as details of events and activities happening in Scotland.

Volunteer Now

Volunteer Now offer a wide range of volunteer management resources and templates.


An online library of documents relating to volunteer management. Hosted by Better Impact as part of their free to join member community, OurShared Resources contains an array of volunteer management documents (e.g. policies) uploaded by Volunteer Managers that are available to download for free. Registered users are encouraged to share they own documents as well.

Evaluation Support Scotland

Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) works with third sector organisations and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact. This website provides a range of advice and tools to help measure the impact your volunteers make.

Volunteer Power

Volunteer Power offers a range of resource, tools and articles related to volunteer management. The site is particularly strong on volunteer management.

HLF Projects

Provides case studies of volunteer involving HLF projects. Then online community section offers a place for people to share best practice and provides a range of advice on volunteer management.

Investing in Volunteers

IiV is a charter mark for volunteering. The website provides information on the criteria required to meet that standard.

Volunteer Match

Acts as a recruiting platform and also provides a range of resources and links to other websites.

Volunteer Today

Contains a wide range of resources and links to an number of other useful websites.

Mail Chimp

Lets you create well designed emails and provides helpful analytical tools that allow you to asses whether your messages have been read.