Do you need volunteers? Let CVS Volunteering Bedfordshire help you

Do you need volunteers? Let CVS Volunteering Bedfordshire help you

Posted: Thu, 14 Oct 2021 14:40

Do you need volunteers? Let CVS Volunteering Bedfordshire help you

If your organisation is looking to expand your bank of volunteers, we can help by promoting the opportunities that you have to match individuals who are interested in volunteering. Once you are registered on our Simply Connect system, you will be in control of your vacancies and be able to respond to and search for interested volunteers. We will be at hand to guide and advise should there be any difficulties.

Attached is the guide but information is also below:

  • To register on the system, please click on this link: https://vcconnectsystem.org.uk/BedfordshireVMS2/VolOrgProfile/Add
  • Enter your name, email address and create your own password (and remember it as you will need it to log in in future!).
  • Click Save.
  • On the next page, in the Organisation field, start to type in the name of your organisation – as you start to type, keep your eye on the text box and names will start to appear.
  • If your organisation is already on our system, its name will come up and you can click on it. The information we hold for your organisation will automatically be filled in to the boxes.
  • If your organisation is not on our system, you will need to add the information asked for.
  • At the end, click Save.
  • You will receive an email when your registration has been approved by us.
  • Following this, you will be able to enter details of your available volunteering roles and view the Volunteer Bank to select volunteers for your roles.

Once you are registered and have started posting volunteering opportunities these opportunities are searchable by potential volunteers via our 'Become a Volunteer' page at https://www.cvsbeds.org.uk/volunteer. CVS constantly promotes volunteering opportunities via social media and in local publications.

When a volunteer expresses an interest in one of your opportunities via Simply Connect you will receive an email requesting that you sign in and reply to potential volunteers via the system. In turn the potential volunteer will receive an email asking that they sign to access your reply and from there the recruitment process begins.

You can find out more about recruiting volunteers by visiting our 'Find Volunteers' page at https://www.cvsbeds.org.uk/find-volunteers, including a handy guide on Planning a Volunteer Opportunity.

We are always on hand to answer any queries on 01234 354366 or via volunteering@cvsbeds.org.uk

Community Voluntary Service
43 Bromham Road
Bedford MK40 2AA
cvsbeds.org.uk

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