DVC offers information, advice and guidance to not for profit voluntary and community organisations across the Daventry District, on a wide range of capacity building issues such as:
Funding sources and fundraising
Networking & Governance
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A Toolkit for Volunteer Involving Organisations
This toolkit has been produced by Daventry Volunteer Centre to support small and medium-sized organisations who wish to engage volunteers in delivering their services to help people in their local communities. The toolkit aims to improve understanding of the value of good practice in Volunteer Management with the result that the volunteering experience firstly for the volunteer, and secondly for the volunteer involving organisation, is enhanced. It includes ideas, suggestions, checklists, and recommendations for those new to working with volunteers and a case study for a project run with a team of volunteers the Brushes & Spades project.
Daventry Volunteer Centre has run a number of highly successful volunteering projects across the rural Daventry District of Northamptonshire for over 20 years. This toolkit is based on information from Volunteering England/NCVO’s Good Practice Bank, and draws on Daventry Volunteer Centre’s experience and knowledge of local volunteering and commitment to
Improve access, advice and information on volunteering opportunities
Identify the current barriers to volunteering and support their elimination
Give appropriate training and support to volunteers
Assist volunteers to find appropriate roles
Promote and encourage partnership working
Promote the mutual and individual benefits of volunteering
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Good Practice information
There is more information that you might find useful in our Good Practice Checklist
Additional information can be found for Volunteer Management at the following:
Know How Non Profit - If you are a new charity or non profit organisation, or thinking about setting up a charity, non profit organisation or social enterprise this website has all the background information you need to get started. The KnowHow is a growing community of nonprofit people sharing their questions and experiences. Everyone is welcome to join and everyone has something useful to contribute. Have your say in a forum, comment on a page or ask your own question.
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Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire- Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire provides a wide range of support and services to groups, helping those that are starting up, as well as organisations that are already established. They are committed to equal opportunities and to making their services relevant and accessible to smaller, community based groups.
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Organised by Daventry District Council and supported by Daventry District Housing, the free event enabled community groups across the district that are looking to raise funds speak directly to the funding bodies and support agencies to find out what funding and support is available.
The same event was held last year and was a great success as groups left with funding applications which turned into grants.
Support agencies that will be attending the fair so far include Daventry District Council, Daventry Volunteer Centre, The Big Lottery Fund, Northampton Community Foundation, Daventry & District Housing, Northants ACRE and Daventry Town Council.
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VCS Forum Dates
For minutes of the latest meeting please click here
Weds 18th March
All the above meetings are at 12- 1.30pm at Daventry District Council, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP