Are your Board on board when involving volunteers? @DudleyCVS #wiseupwednesdays #volmgttoolkit

The first section of the Volunteer Management Toolkit evaluates the strategic level of volunteer involvement within your organisation, which is your Board or Management Committee.  It’s a simple self-audit tool broken down into smaller sections, so you can check what good practice measures you have in place and ensure you incorporate any that are missing.

This section of the Volunteer Management Toolkit covers your organisation at Board level, operational considerations and evaluating volunteer involvement.

There’s advice on when not to involve volunteers, volunteers and the law, and what should be included in your Volunteer Policy.

Here are some sample questions from this section:

  • Does your organisation have a Volunteer Policy?
  • Does the planning process including volunteer involvement?
  • Are there clear guidelines for the relationship between paid staff and volunteers?
  • Does the board ensure that people at all levels of the organisation have been informed of, and can articulate the organisation’s reasons for involving volunteers?

There are useful information sheets and sample documents/guidance on the Resource CD.

For more information about the Volunteer Management Toolkit, please click here, or contact Eileen at the Volunteer Centre on

Dudley Youth Health Forum – Exciting Opportunity for Young People

We are extremely pleased to offer the exciting opportunity for young people of Dudley aged 13-18 years (or up to 25years old if you have a learning disability) to join a new Dudley Youth Health Forum.

The Youth Health Forum will give young people the opportunity to have a voice on health issues, provide feedback, thoughts and ideas on health issues that matter to them most. We want you to help us shape and improve future services in Dudley, to be able to help support children and young people in transition to adulthood, and to give you the opportunity for valuable volunteering experience.

Our first online get together is on: Tuesday 2nd March 2021, 17:00- 18:15pm.

If you are interested in joining us, please register your interest on Eventbrite using the following link:

Once you have registered you will be sent a Microsoft Teams link on Monday afternoon by email

Please note that due to the age range of the youth forum you will not be able to attend the events unless you have provided us with written consent from parents/carers prior to your first online meeting. We have attached a consent form which you can complete and send to Claire McCafferty at

For safeguarding reasons all online meetings will be recorded.

So come and meet new friends, be a part of something big and progressive, join us to have your say.

We hope you can join us 😊

The new youth forum is a partnership between Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, Dudley Young Health Champions, Dudley MBC and Healthwatch Dudley.

Kind Regards

Claire, Faye, Lori and Nic
Dudley Youth Health Forum