We hope you had a great weekend!
In today's blog I would like to talk to you about Christmas.... I know we've not even had Halloween or Bonfire night yet, but you know how time flies!
From now - and in the run up to Christmas, the Volunteer Centre receives an increased number of requests to dispense information and guidance on volunteering opportunities that are taking place on or around Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
We're writing to let you know that as an organisation you can register your Christmas opportunities on our Volunteer Engagement and Recruitment Application (VERA) right now. It's quick and easy to do and you can delay your recruitment start date to suit you.
A lot of organisations (because you are so snowed under!) generally wait until late November or early December before even thinking about advertising for their Xmas opportunities, and to give your organisation the best chance of finding suitable volunteers for the busy festive period, we advise that you start advertising as soon as possible.
Alternatively, if you are a volunteer that wants to lend a helping hand over the festive period, it would be a good idea to start thinking about the amount of time you can give and what days would be most suitable. Volunteering opportunities over the Christmas period tend to get filled fairly quickly and if you already know what your schedule looks like then it leaves you with a better chance of securing an opportunity you want!
For more information or if you would like help with registering your opportunities, give us a ring on 0161 830 4770 or email Jack Puller at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be happy to discuss how we can support you.